Cardigan Jigso Children’s Centre 2009 Balloon Race

What with the weather and Saturday langour we were late getting to the Jigso fundraising event at Cardigan Rugby Club. Disappointment all round when we discovered that every darned one of the Racing Balloons had been bought up. £1.20 spent on not Splatting the Rat was no consolation and several other pounds invested in draws and whatnot failed to bring a profit. I'll be sticking to the horses in future. Anyhoo I was pleased to get this image; blue skies and enough wind to send the balloons bubbling over the King George V playing fields.

Paul Williams

This is the blog of Paul Williams, Ceredigion resident since 1970. I am an English and Philosphy graduate of what was once known as St David's University College, at Lampeter. I played bass in Dyfed's first punk band, and living in Llandewi Brefi, had a grandstand view of Operation Julie. Eventually, after 2 years playing bass in Brighton's 256th punk band, I returned to Wales to deal in books and then antiques. I've trained and worked as a counsellor, I am a photographer, blog and web designer and I publish the annual Wales Antiques Guide. I am married and a father of one. Apart from my family, my interests include books, maps, Nikon, Yashica and Mamiya film cameras, British Culture 1935 - 1965, Poole pottery, Welsh textiles, and Poster art. My favourite movies include anything by Pressburger and Powell favourite music includes Gene Clark, Gram Parsons, and anything form San Francisco 1965-1970. I am a late convert to 'Kraut Rock'.

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5 Responses

  1. Dru Marland says:

    that is a terrific picture!

  2. Anji says:

    It is lovely, there is something magical about all those balloons taking to the air. What direction was the wind blowing in? I’ll keep a lookout…

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