10th Hunstanton Kite Festival
Classic Car Rally
at Smithdon High School, Hunstanton  

Sunday 20th August 2006
Photos and Feature by Stella of Heacham-On-Line

The weather obligingly cleared and brightened up by the time I got to the Festival and remained that way for the rest of the afternoon.


Best Classic
Car Display
was won by
Boston Classic
Car Club

This award
has been
won by the Club
no less than
three years


This being my first visit to this event I was anxious to get some excellent photos.  Right on cue the Boston Classic Car Club were posing for a commemorative photo of their own so I joined in and snapped away (see above).


Unfortunately good photos of the kites themselves proved difficult to achieve due to my unfamiliarity with the camera I had kindly been lent by Doreen & Clive.  This was a real shame as the kite displays were really worth photographing.

The kite shown on the top right (below) was a major stunt with the man directing the kite actually climbing up the kite's guide strings.  I am sure he got well above the trees shown in the photo.




I witnessed some great kite flying by the Thorpe Kite Flyers and The Great Ouse Kite Flyers.  Other entertainment was on offer throughout the afternoon and included the baton twirling Downham Marquettes (pictured top right) who - they tell me - were instrumental in setting up our very own Heacham Twirlers (so thank you Downham Marquettes).  There was also a number of children's races (and one for the adults) plus the fantastic "Doc Spinoff and His Tricky Tricycles and Circus Workshop.  I couldn't get my oldest son away from it!



Contacts/Bookings for the event were:

Classic Cars & Motor Cycles Mike Darlington  - Tel 01485 570967

Traders & Charity Stands John Hornsby Bates Tel 01485 535333

Craft Fair James Lowe 01485 570967