Search this website

Home Page
Saturday, 09-Nov-2019 14:06:18 GMT

The Wick Country Park (WCP)
Saturday, 02-Mar-2019 18:21:18 GMT

The Friends of the Wick Country Park (FoWCP)
Monday, 18-Feb-2019 15:38:27 GMT

Wick Weeders and the Pavilion Gardens
Tuesday, 17-Sep-2019 20:42:15 BST

Volunteering at The Wick Country Park Tuesday, 30-Jul-2019 09:09:26 BST

Events Calendar
Sunday, 28-Jul-2019 10:32:34 BST

Past Events: Reports and Photos
Tuesday, 17-Sep-2019 21:10:55 BST

Facilities at the Park
Saturday, 02-Mar-2019 18:36:58 GMT

Directions to the WCP
Saturday, 02-Mar-2019 18:19:36 GMT

Why not Join Us?
Saturday, 07-Sep-2019 09:45:25 BST

Nature Notes
Tuesday, 17-Jan-2017 16:42:54 GMT

The Visitors' Log
Thursday, 23-Nov-2017 23:33:33 GMT

Useful Links
Friday, 10-May-2019 17:05:56 BST

Contact Us
Friday, 10-May-2019 17:05:56 BST

On-Line Archive
Tuesday, 17-Sep-2019 20:40:27 BST

Tour with The Ranger.
Sunday, 31-Dec-2017 14:58:39 GMT

History & Development of WCP
Wednesday, 19-Jun-2019 17:09:53 BST

WCP Picture Find us on Facebook

See an on-line Gallery provided by Martin Singleton

WCP logo Watch the Aerial Video (provided by Keith Savill) [3 mins, 5 secs]

WCP logo Watch (and listen to) the second Aerial Video (provided by Keith Savill) [3 mins, 20 secs] February 2016
This page was updated on Tuesday, 17-Sep-2019 22:24:22 BST

Kites, Cars, and Other Things - September 8th 2019

A report of the day will be found in the Autumn 2019 edition (Issue 63) of Skylarks. Meanwhile, a Gallery from the day can be viewed below.

This year's Kites, Cars, & Other Things had a bit of a make-over compared with the past. To reflect these changes, the name of the event has been changed, away from its former 'Kites & Classic Cars Festival'. The Essex Kite Group members flew their superb Display Kites. Members from the South Eastern Vintage & Classic Vehicle Club showed off their gleaming cars dating back to 1949. There was plenty of car or kite-related craft activity for the children in the Pavilion and many local residents accepted our invitation to bring their own Kite to fly. Last year the kites were hampered by there being too much wind; this year - guess what: the light wind threw a bit of a spanner in the works!

The sky was largely blue and that made it difficult for the photographer to pick out the kites when they were airborne, but here are the edited highlights



FoWCP Picture FoWCP Picture FoWCP Picture FoWCP Picture FoWCP Picture FoWCP Picture FoWCP Picture FoWCP Picture FoWCP Picture FoWCP Picture FoWCP Picture

The cars were somewhat easier to capture, starting with a line showing 9 of the 10 cars on display, as they glistened in the late Summer sunshine.

FoWCP Picture FoWCP Picture FoWCP Picture FoWCP Picture FoWCP Picture FoWCP Picture FoWCP Picture FoWCP Picture FoWCP Picture FoWCP Picture FoWCP Picture FoWCP Picture FoWCP Picture

There was also some craft activity....

FoWCP Picture FoWCP Picture

Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional