September2015

How a hot air balloon ride can change your perspective of Berkshire

Filed under: Tourism — Posted by: Susan on September 29, 2015

Whether you live in Berkshire, or you just like to visit the county as often as you can, you probably think that you know the area quite well, and to some extent you probably will. However, it is virtually guaranteed that you will (more…)

Delight in the architecture of Oxford from above

Filed under: Tourism — Posted by: Barry on September 25, 2015

Hot air balloon rides in Oxfordshire are particularly popular, not only because the Oxfordshire countryside is breathtaking, thanks to places like (more…)

Intrepid centenarian gets airborne in balloon

Filed under: Hot Air Balloon Rides — Posted by: Barry on

An adventurous Glaswegian senior, Chrissie Miller, took to the air in a balloon for a flight lasting one hour.

Ms. Miller had travelled widely when she was younger and she had also watched (more…)

See London’s finest buildings from above

Filed under: Tourism — Posted by: Susan on September 22, 2015

There are many reasons why London is considered to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest, cities in the world. Not only is it home to some of the most impressive (more…)

Balloon drops in for a school visit

Filed under: Fairs and Events — Posted by: Susan on September 18, 2015

A hot air balloon has recently visited Willington Lower School in Bedford for educational purposes.

The pilot, Kerry Coate-Bond, took the opportunity of the visit to explain (more…)

Explore Hertfordshire’s history on a hot air balloon ride

Filed under: Tourism — Posted by: Barry on September 16, 2015

Hertfordshire is a county in the south of England. Not only is it home to some of the most breathtaking natural landscapes in the UK, but it is also home to (more…)

Wellingborough Balloon Festival attended by thousands

Filed under: Charity Events — Posted by: Susan on September 11, 2015

The first ever Wellingborough Balloon Festival (WBF) was recently held over a weekend, attracting a crowd of thousands.

On the Saturday evening of the festival, several hot air balloons flew over Northamptonshire, with a few of them landing in Kettering. Steph Roberts was in charge of communications for the WBF, and said:

“We are absolutely delighted with the great feedback that has been sent in, alongside the many photographs and video footage.”

Ms. Roberts has said that the event will be held in 2016. She has requested feedback from those who attended the festival so that the organisers can improve on what was on offer this year, and in doing so, expressed her gratitude to the pilots who took charge of the balloons.

After the flight on Saturday, there was another one on Sunday. However, on this occasion only six balloons participated. This trip started with the balloons heading above Kingsthorpe and Overstone, and following a trip over Northampton, they landed in the vicinity of a canal at Bugbroke.

The weather was not perfect for flying. As a result, Ms. Roberts has said that it was fortunate that so much activity took place. Event organiser Richard Garvie has stressed how positive the feedback from the first day of the event was.

A charity called Chelsea’s Angels managed to raise money from the event. As well as getting over £300, the charity boosted awareness of their work in relation to childhood cancers. Michelle Tomkins from the organisation used social media to highlight what had been achieved.

Beaconsfield Country Fayre succeeds despite rain

Filed under: Charity Events — Posted by: Barry on September 4, 2015

An event in Beaconsfield has entertained residents despite some inclement weather.

The event included a wide range of activities, including a raffle. A hot air balloon ride was (more…)