Streatham Kite Day - Sunday 16th June 2013.
Streatham Kite day is normally held in April but this year was rescheduled to June due to bad weather and this turned out to be a very good decision.
Streatham Kite day is all about the community and as always the community did Streatham proud. Bob Colover and his team should take a lot of the credit.
There was something for everyone including face painting, food stalls of all varieties and of course the kite shop. There were various kiting demonstrations in the main arena from Cascade with their brilliant inflatables, Team Spectrum, Indian fighting kites and the Brighton Kite flyers with displays around the main arena plus Steve from Hertfordshire with his bird display of 20 plus kites.
Mother Nature intervened briefly with a few showers but that didn’t dampen spirits or spoil the day. There were lots of families having a truly wonderful time.
There were a lot of kiters not flying their kites properly…no need to worry, Brighton Kite Flyers and the Essex Kite Group members came to their rescue! They were able to help and give some good advice.
The wind conditions were variable but as always the kiters made the best of the situation.
The value of kite festivals and the kite days to local communities is priceless on many levels, long may they continue!
Kites and communities = pleasure on a string.
Photos - Lynn Beckles
Next club meetings: Sunday 16th September 2018 - Wick Country Park Kite Festival - SS12 9GP
Old Codgers meetings: Meetings most Tuesdays at either Hainault or Thorndon Country Parks.