Classic cars at Hunstanton Kite Festival. Picture: Paul Tibbs

Strong wind may have put paid to a fly past, but it didn’t stop some spectacular kite  flying at Hunstanton on Sunday.

The town’s Rotary Club, in association with Hunstanton RNLI, staged the annual Kite Festival at Smithdon High School.

Although the attendance was down slightly at 3,500 on last year, the event has raised £11,000 for local good causes.

Rotary kite chairman, Nigel Corley, said the weather  resulted in the cancellation of a Battle of Britain Dakota fly past but there were some great displays by Go Kites, Team Spectrum and Great Ouse Flyers.

The Sin Crew youth dancers from Cambridge performed, there were 140 classic vehicles and bikes on  display and the  dog show attracted lots of entries.

A new event of a design a kite competition for children on the green on Saturday went well with 55 entries and is set to be repeated next year.

The festival was opened by Hunstanton Mayor Carol Bower and Wing Commander Neil Thomlin, of RAF Marham.

λ More kite festival pictures on page 43.