Mike Madden, 45, of Honley, who organised the fly-in, said: "There's a safety issue but everybody here is intelligent enough not to fly their kite
near power lines.
Fighters, Bantam Doubleday Dell, New York 2002
I heard recently that a farmer blamed the absence of hares these days on red Kites
eating their leverets.
fill the sky over Fort Perch Rock, in New Brighton, ahead of the International Kite
Festival Picture: PAUL HEAPS/ ph090611postcard
He explained that the kite
flyers would be showing a large variety of kites
, from small, highly manoeuvrable models to some surprisingly large shapes and sizes, measuring as large as 50m by 10m.
Dee Troup, British expatriate, had brought along her two-year-old daughter Maddie to the festival as the little one joined her parents with a small kite
of her own.
Our line went slack and I watched as the kite
drifted slowly to the ground.
IN July 1987, The Evening Chronicle was flying high with a story about Europe's biggest ever kite
festival - Gone With The Wind.
You can fly your kite
any day that the weather is suitable.
One piece in particular is an inflating pink artwork made from ripstop, the material used in kite
making," says mima's education officer Vicky Sturrs, pictured left.
After treatment with the coating, the kite
will snap and crackle like it used to, be clean and perfectly water-repellent.
is strapped to a harness around his chest, on the back of which is a small handle.