Wonderful days for flying high

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Perfect weather conditions saw thousands of people turn out for the popular Dunstable Kite festival on Saturday and Sunday.

Celebrating its quarter century, the event on Dunstale Downs attracted regular fliers and families who wanted to just ahave a go.

Organisers say the event, held on the National Trust site, has broken records for attendance at previous kite festivals.

Among the attractions were a craft fair, fun fair, paintball, wind charming, pluto juggling and much more.

Kite Trader Skybums were also there selling some magnificent hand made kites.

There was also an international flavour, with kite teams from France and Germany.

After permission from the Civil Aviation Authority, many of the kites were able to fly more than 450metres into the air.

Pictures by June Essex