Hot air balloons at the Bristol fiesta
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Thousands gather in Bristol for balloon festival

A mass ascent of hot air balloons has taken place from Ashton Court near Bristol, after initially being delayed by bad weather.

Organisers said 63 balloons took off from the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta site this morning.

More ascents are expected during the weekend, with a display from the Red Arrows also planned for Sunday.

Scott Ellis reports.

  • 12 Aug 2011
  • From the section UK
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