Up, up and away!
This evening three hot air balloons were inflated at Cae Glas Park in Oswestry as publicity for the town's Balloon Festival later this month.
The wonderful cool character one didn't actually fly - someone said that it wouldn't inflate properly and they thought that it had developed a hole but it looked really good.
The other two took off and sailed over the town. It was a great sight and something special to see on a Friday night.
Linstrands are based in Oswestry and when they were at their height and producing lots of balloons, I used to see them flying over my house as it was on the test route. There were some incredible shaped balloons - one day I saw an easy chair flying overhead!