Slideshow: International kite festival

It was perfect kite-flying weather at the weekend – as these pictures from Glyn Dobbs show.

The Telegraph’s former chief photographer was in Bedford for the town’s annual international kite festival, which showcases kites from all over the world including America, Canada, Japan, China, Germany, France, Holland and Belgium as well as flyers from across the UK.

Crowds of people including many from Northamptonshire flocked to the free event to enjoy the colourful sights.