Pictures: This is how York city centre looked on the first Bank Holiday after restrictions were eased

Coppergate with its brolly walk. Photographs: Richard McDougall
25 May 2020 @ 7.05 pm
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It was the first Bank Holiday since lockdown rules were eased – and a sunny and warm one at that.

Would it see visitors return in numbers to York?

Well, there were a few more people in the city centre than we’ve seen in recent weeks – but still not many.

The mood was cautious and socially distanced but also a little more upbeat. A number of coffee and ice-cream shops were serving from their doors, having re-opened this weekend.

The owners said it was quiet but helping revive the business.

These photos were taken during daily exercise between 11am and 1pm, in accordance with Government guidelines.