This display is in the People Gallery

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta has become Europe’s largest hot-air-ballooning event. As one regular visitor commented:

‘It gives pride to people as well as the fun and enjoyment of it all … My grandmother was very proud of Cameron Balloons and the whole thing being based in Bristol.’

Maria-Patricia, 2009

The professionals agree that Bristol and ballooning are uniquely joined.

‘Bristol is a crazy place for ballooning. There’s an international airport, the sea, one of the largest tidal rivers in the world, but the pioneers of modern ballooning are here.’

Ian Martin, Flying Enterprises, Bristol, 2009

‘Balloons make people smile … every year it is still a magical thrill to see them take to the skies.’

Susan, 2009

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