4 highlights of Jubilee Weekend!

Jubilee weekend in The Covered Market started off with a bang on Thursday, with tourists and locals alike taking part in the festivities. From Find the Corgi with the kids, to the new Mayor visiting our shop, we had the perfect weekend and want to share it with you. 

So here are the 4 things that made our Jubilee Weekend the perfect weekend:

1. Visit by the Mayor

Mayor of Oxford with knitted post box

We welcomed the new Lord Mayor of Oxford to the market to judge our Jubilee shop window competition. This was the first time Lord Mayor of Oxford, Councillor James Fry, has visited the Covered Market since he's taken office, and we hope we did him proud.

Everyone pulled out all the stops for this competition, and I'm sure you will have seen our British Music Icon display in the Covered Market. But if not, you can see them here!

2. We were in the paper... and BBC Oxford!

To say we're absolutely chuffed to bits with being on the front cover of both The Oxford Times and The Oxford Mail  at such a special time is a bit of an understatement! 

You can read about how Shop Manager Sarah and the team managed the amazing footfall during the Jubilee, when mini cakes were literally selling faster than we could decorate them. 

And Shop Manager Sarah also went on BBC Oxford Radio to chat about the incredible cake that was featured on the Midsomer Murders 25th Anniversary documentary on ITV, and were featured in the Banbury Guardian.

We have a whole blog post on that here, and a replica going into the window, so keep your eyes open.

3. Corgis

Did you visit us for Spot the Corgi? The team at Oxford City Council did! 

We challenged them to spot the Corgis hidden around the market and spell out the word ”Jubilee”. 

So many families took part, by collecting an entry card from participating traders,  and getting stamps from the shopkeepers. It was a lot of fun, and we will be doing it again for Alice Day, so get ready!

4. Cake Jars

Salted Caramel Cake Jar

Did you spot the new product in store? 

The team in Banbury have been working so hard to get these up and running, and we were excited to trial these during Jubilee Weekend. We're pleased to say they went down a treat (pun intended) and will be making a regular appearance, including at The WaterPerry Gardens Handmade Arts Festival later this month.

At £5 each, these delicious jars of cake offcuts help us reduce waste in The Cake Shop, and are the perfect portable treat or gift. 

So overall a roaring success, we can't wait for more of what June has to bring.