Hot air balloon causes a stir
A hot air balloon made a landing just off Lichfield Road last night, as these pictures by Katrina Slater show.
Katrina saw the balloon coming down just after 7pm behind Altona Court off Lichfield Road.
The company that charters the balloon rides from Shugborough – called Wickers World – said the landing was a scheduled one, although people in the area were obviously a bit concerned as the police and fire service both attended the scene after receiving calls from concerned people nearby. Its closeness to properties, as the photos show, clearly led to people calling the emergency services.
The police and fire service attended the scene by driving up Pingle Lane.
A Wickers World spokeswoman said today: “We do get people having a bit of a panic when they see a balloon coming down near buildings with the burner going. It’s quite a sight, but this was a scheduled landing.”
The Stan Robinson has a volume of 250,000 cubic feet and stands almost 100ft tall.
A big thank you to Katrina for sharing the pictures with A Little Bit of Stone via our Facebook site!