Saturday, 23 June 2012

J'ai trouvé votre ballon!!

A balloon released during a Diamond Jubilee street party in Worcester Park has flown hundreds of miles to land in a garden near the French-German border.

Mme Maryse Doux-Boussiron has e-mailed the blog to tell me that on the morning of June 5th the balloon, with a tag bearing a return address in Worcester Park, landed safely in the garden of a friend of hers in the town of 'Bains les Bains', in the Vosges region of France.

The balloon, which had completed a journey of around 400 miles, was one of dozens launched in a balloon race by children in Longfellow Road on 4th June as part of the street's Jubilee celebrations.