2009 Balloon Festival

August 22nd All Day

This is one of the most popular events we have in Evesham. I am particularly pleased of it’s success over the last 6 years, as I started the whole thing off. It is now run by Lew Hammond (Eveham Market Town Partnership Manager) and his team at WDC.

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It’s an early start in the ballooon world. About 7am

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It’s a Little windy, but safe enough for 15 of the 18 balloons to take to the skies.

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What a spectacular sight. Balloons over Bell Tower

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During the day, there is lots to see and do, including getting close up to classic

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and vintage cars.

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The fair is in full swing

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Then after, after much discussion about wind and safety and a nervous wait for the crowd

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Some of the balloonist make ready for lift off.

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And get quickly airborne. The wind, is gusting and making life difficult.

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This is the one we are due to go up in. Picture George Billingham

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Even I give a hand to try and help the balloon up.

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But it was not to be. Great shame we were unable to get airborn but safty first at all times.

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Later in the evening, as the light went it was time for ‘The Glow’

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A spectacle, where the balloons light up to music

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Cameras can’t capture the moment

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These give a flavour

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Next year you will have to come and see for yourself. I can guarrantee a great time. The evening is finished off with a fabulous firework display

 

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