Hot air balloon causes stir when it lands in Corby

Hot air balloon lands in Oakley Vale, Corby
Hot air balloon lands in Oakley Vale, Corby
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People on their way to work and children going to school were treated to a hot air balloon landing in Corby on Wednesday (July 16).

It landed near Lyveden Fields on the Oakley Vale estate at about 8am, bringing to an end a birthday treat for Claire Wallis of Kettering.

Her adventure started at Hanging Houghton and the champagne flight lasted an hour.

Claire said: “It was fantastic. My dad celebrated turning 60 in May and I had a birthday recently, so we shared the hot air balloon flight as a birthday treat. “The plan was to land in the Corby area. We caused a few heads to turn, including children on their way to school.

“It was a fabulous experience and we went over the house in Rothwell where I grew up. I thought I’d be a bit scared but it was fabulous and I’d do it again.”