The final bank holiday weekend until August arrived and with it one day of sunshine in true British bank holiday style. Along with the weather came the tourists and punt operators were keen to make the most of the one day they could work.
At some point the chain had been removed from the gate to the smaller landing stage adjacent to La Mimosa, restoring public access to the river at this point. However one of the punt operators working from the larger landing stage decided to lock it again. She was asked to remove the chain but refused, so a member of the public took it upon themselves to remove it and restore access. Both the chain and lock were returned to the punt operators working from the larger landing stage.
Both the owner and general manager of Scudamores punt company took great interest in the goings on and were seen on Quayside, the boardwalk and Jesus Green during the day.