Prince Harry and characters from Disney smash Frozen were among the “passengers” climbing on board a special cab parked up at Lynn’s Vancouver Quarter at the weekend.
But although His Royal Highness couldn’t make it in person this time, there were plenty of happy smiles as shoppers posed next to his mask in the cab to have their picture taken with His Royal Likeness.
Partycab, the Lynn taxi photobooth business set up by husband and wife Matt and Holly Tomlins, of Regency Avenue, was in town for people to pose dressed up in various guises to have their pictures taken by a digital camera and then printed in the back of the traditional cream cab. The printer produces copies within about 30 seconds and people leave with four copies of their selfies, either in colour or mono.
Said Holly: “It turned out to be a great success and as a direct result, we have already taken several bookings for Partycab in the coming months. The children were particularly excited to be dressing up as some of the Frozen characters.
“There were all kinds of props for people to use, from pirate hats, to wigs and whiskers, and signs. It was the first time we have taken the cab to town, and people were clearly having a lot of fun.”
She thanked Castle Costumes, of Norfolk Street, who donated a bag of props to use and also provided helium balloons, which proved a magnet for younger visitors.
Future bookings include a wedding fair at Heacham Manor in March, a wedding in Suffolk in May and two return visits to Gaywood Community School, one in June followed by another in July for its summer fete and leavers’ party.
Matt, who is a full time scaffolder, and Holly, who also works full time in a shop, launched their business last year and have not looked back. They offer a variety of packages, which along with some of the fun pictures they have taken along the way, can be seen by visiting www.partycab.co.uk