Giant Kite Set To Fly At St. David’s Cricket Club

March 25, 2016

Members of the public, along with food and product vendors, are busy setting up at St. David’s Cricket Club field in preparation of a full day of activities at the Gilbert Lamb Fun Day celebrating Good Friday, including the possible flight of a kite more than 30 feet in diameter.

Kite builder Steven McCallan said of his creation, “This one here is about 32 or 33 feet; I started at about 8 o’clock this morning, from scratch. On the outside it’s going to be a pinwheel and the center’s going to be a star.”

The traditional giant kite is having a final touch put on it by Mr. McCallan and he said that winds are very favorable in the area for general kite flying.

The east end event often plays host to a giant kite, and back in 2011 a 21-foot kite was successfully launched in St David’s, and flew above the grounds for most of the day. Built by Mr. Ernest McCallan, the kite was made with 16-foot lengths of 2×4, a 5-foot extended piece for the header and was covered with plastic.

You can view all our coverage of this year and past year’s Good Friday holidays here.

Update 1.34pm: You can watch a live video feed via our Periscope account here.

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  1. Reference to living in Bermuda, that was one of the many annual events my wife and I will missed…

  2. Today is a great day to spend with family and friends. The kites are up and the children are having fun. The world’s best fishcakes are made, and delivered to my favorite nursing home. Dinners were made for the homeless, so they too could enjoy the day. Had to give away fishcakes to cheer up a group of people. That really put a smile on their faces. We must keep all these good thoughts in mind and look out for each other.

  3. mmm says:

    A wonderful day to reflect on Easter, the life of Christ, and our own lives, its also a day to have fun as a community—-marbles,kites,spinning tops, fish-cakes.

  4. jrsmith says:

    #297FORLIFE

  5. history says:

    I wonder where are all the Christian or religious Haters on this blog.

    Have so much negativity to say about Christians regarding current issues in BDa.

    Bet you all are out and about enjoying this Good Friday and flying kites.

    Hippocrites

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