23/02/2014 Back to News
Was it cold enough for a Brass Monkey?
Sadly, no. The weather was too windy to fly balloons and the fields too wet to land them in. No flying then.
Despite the lack of ballooning activity, the dinner was well-attended.

The Trans-Pennine Challenge trophy, for the longest (straight-line) distance flight across the Pennines, was awarded to Kevin Graham.

The Brass Monkey trophy, awarded for 'Outstanding Achievement in Ballooning', went to Janice Stace for surviving 14 years as a committee member before retirement beckoned.

The many-candled birthday cake was awarded to Alex Smith to mark his 28th (?) birthday - a little fib there, I think!

All that was followed by an illustrated, and very entertaining, talk by David Bareford - a previous recipient (twice) of the Brass Monkey trophy ranks amongst his many achievements.
   
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