Balloon Ride 2002

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The “Balloon” ride for my 70th birthday (ride taken 2002)

Photo 1 – Havelock North from the air. Sam and Joanna’s house in centre with swimming pool
Far left centre is the mushroom factory

Photo 2 – after it was all over, breakfast at Frimley Park, Hastings, with Joanna Newbigin, the Livingstons (balloon owners and pilot), my son Sam talking with my brother-in-law Jim Stewart (married to Louise’s sister Nancy) who followed us by car.

Photo 3 – card for my 70th birthday

Text on card –

“we are going to give you a hot air balloon
Sam, Jo, Edward & Mary.
a hot air balloon ride to be arranged.
… 70 is only old when it’s someone else’s age.
Have a Great Birthday!
Love from James and Georgie”


Frimley Park, Hastings

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Photographs, greetings card

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  • Joanna Newbigin
  • Sam Newbigin
  • Jim Stewart
  • ? Livingston

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