Many of you will have seen the three hot air balloons which came down in the village recently. Unusually they came from the North West and the largest of them, the Land Rover green balloon came perilously near damaging the Church. From my house i could see that it was close to the spire and David Wilford who was right on the spot tells me that the basket came between the spire and the big cedar tree in the Churchyard with the basket some 20 feet below the top of the spire. It must have been close because it set off the intruder alarm on the roof,