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Kids make a splash to stay cool as the temperatures soar

26 July, 2019 — By Calum Fraser

Reuben, aged seven, Esther, nine, and Grace, five, at Coal Drops Yard

PARENTS rushed to the nearest water source they could find to cool their children as temperatures soared yesterday (Thursday).

Temperatures in Islington hovered around the 35 degree mark, not quite hitting the all-time UK high of 38.5 degrees celcius set in 2003.

Magdalena Gortych blew up a paddling pool in Bingfield Park, off Caledonian Road, for her daughter Hanna to relax in.

Catalina (in pink bathing suit) cools off at Coal Drops Yard

Hanna, five, said she was enjoying her summer holidays before she starts in Year 1 at the Blessed Sacrament Primary School, in Treaty Street, in September.

Hanna, aged five, in a paddling pool in Bingfield Park

Other parents took their children down to the water springs in Coal Drops Yard on the border with Camden. Rachel Roach took her three children, Esther, nine, Reuben, seven, and Grace, five, up from their home in Battersea to enjoy the springs. She said: “There isn’t anything quite like this in the south. They’re loving it.”


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