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Colourful hot air balloons fly over Dagenham

PUBLISHED: 11:22 11 September 2017 | UPDATED: 11:25 11 September 2017

Airborne balloons at the Lord Mayor's Hot Air Balloon Regatta 2017. Picture: Michael D Buckle

Airborne balloons at the Lord Mayor's Hot Air Balloon Regatta 2017. Picture: Michael D Buckle

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Were you one of the lucky people to see a fleet of hot air balloons cruising over Dagenham on Sunday morning?

2017 RICOH Lord Mayors Hot Air Balloon Regatta. Picture: Andrew Baker2017 RICOH Lord Mayors Hot Air Balloon Regatta. Picture: Andrew Baker

The colourful spectacle for the 2017 RICOH Lord Mayor’s Hot Air Balloon Regatta formed part of London City Airport’s 30th birthday celebrations.

Up to 30 balloons rose from the Dockland airport’s runway to glide as far away as Dagenham, Hornchurch and Upminster not long after 7am.

The hour-long spectacle was blessed with good weather and blue skies for ample watching opportunities.

Lord Mayor Andrew Parmley said: “The Lord Mayor’s Balloon Regatta is a unique event – bringing together up to 30 hot air balloons, from across the world, to fly over London.

“This glorious sight will raise spirits along with support for my Lord Mayor’s Appeal – benefitting three charities which do a huge amount to support education and music in our communities.”

The charities are the London Symphony Orchestra Discovery programme, St Paul’s Cathedral music outreach and Music in Hospitals.

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