Let’s Go Fly a Kite!

If you have fond memories of the ‘Kite Festival’ which used to be held on the ‘Kite Field’ at Rushcliffe Country Park then we’ve some good news for you. It’s set to return this year!

It used to attract crowds of villagers and professionals alike to both spectate and participate. Members of the Midland Kite Fliers Club often attended to show off some of their larger creations, like their 45 foot long Scuba Divers and Big Fish {pictured top, in Ruddington, in 2010}.

After a hiatus of almost a decade, with the support of the Ruddington Parish Council Events Team, Barbara Breakwell is now bringing this colourful annual festival back – to be enjoyed once more by young and old alike. She recalls: “It was an afternoon of fun – watching ‘professional’ kite flyers – and then trying to get mine to fly!”

Ruddington resident Liz Dean says it’s brilliant to hear that it’s returning: “This was on in the first year we moved here – and that was it. Fabulous news – well done Barbara!”

Remember to save the date – Sunday 1st September from 12 noon to 4pm – and you can email office@ruddingtonparishcouncil.gov.uk if you’d like to get involved yourself. If you haven’t already got a kite you’ll be able to make one at a FREE kite making workshop.

Please find an update >>HERE<<.

Meantime, here’s some #RuddyGoodKiteNostalgia from 1964…

{Information courtesy of Ruddington Parish Council}

{TOP PHOTO: Kite Flying Day at Rushcliffe Country Park” (11th July 2010)
cc-by-sa/2.0 – © Gordon Elliottgeograph.org.uk/p/1962608}

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