Thousands of pounds were raised for good causes at Hunstanton’s 20th annual kite festival, which took place on Sunday.
Flyers took advantage of near-perfect conditions to launch kites includng a dragon, a guitar, a butterfly over the Smithdon High School field.
Richard Shaw, president of the Hunstanton and District Rotary Club, which organised the event, said: “We’ve got more kites than normal and these fresh winds are ideal for.”
The main beneficiary of the festival’s proceeds this year is the Norfolk Hospice Tapping House, though other local charities will also benefit.
And Mr Shaw, a former chief executive of the hospice, said: “The support from the public has been fantastic. We expect to raise about £12,000.”
As well as the kites, the festival offered a host of other attractions, including a classic car and motorbike rally featuring hundreds of vintage vehicles.
Other highlights included a funfair, a circus workshop and a big craft fair in the school hall, while many local charities also had stalls around the site.
In the main arena there was a range of competitions for youngsters, a falconry display, a martial arts display by the East Coast Academy whilst power gliders took to the sky and animal lovers were not forgotten with a fun dog show.
And although the weather, the wrong kind of wind rather than rain, prevented a Spitfire flypast, former British aerobatics champion Lauren Richardson thrilled the crowd as she dived, swooped and looped the loop over Hunstanton in a breathtaking display.