Gallery: Crowds flock to Royston's Kite Festival

IN spite of the uncertain weather thousands of people turned out for this year s Royston Charity Kite Festival on Sunday. And the displays thrilled the crowd around the arena on Therfield Heath as the kite experts went through their routines. These ranged

IN spite of the uncertain weather thousands of people turned out for this year's Royston Charity Kite Festival on Sunday.

And the displays thrilled the crowd around the arena on Therfield Heath as the kite experts went through their routines.

These ranged from Stafford Wallace and his delicate Indian Fighting Kites to the almost balletic display from Team Spectrum.

The event was opened by Richard Spendlove, of BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

The day began under grey clouds and drizzle and ended with a heavy shower - but in between it was perfect weather for the displays with plenty of wind for all the experts to display their skills.

And as the weather improved the crowds built up for the displays in an event which has become a highlight of the year.

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Ken Charles, one of the organisers, said at the end of the day: "The crowd seemed to be down on the past, but we can blame that on the weather.