This was my first time attending this annual event, I had read from last year that it was well attended - and this year was no exception.
We had a nice little group of kite flyers and we put on a good display of various and colourful kites from the top of the field. The wind was certainly from a good direction which put our kites in the direction of the public event but the downside was that the length of our lines plus our hilltop height meant that the kites were.. well, pretty high.
The Essex Kite Group Information/Help Desk and kite sales department were manned by Daphne in the Quechua shelter and I hear we made several sales all of which seemed to be flying very well indeed - so happy customers all around.
It was nice to see a few people I'd not met before & I heard a new member had signed up. It's also so nice to see families getting involved with kiting and I was able to assist Nick & his daughter with their 2 line kites.
This was the first time I had seen the 2 new club banners, they looked great and Frank did a good job with their design with the printing and construction being done by Kites Up.
All in all, a great event and one to look out for next year.