South Leeds: Taking to the sky at kite festival

Mark Preston with his octopus kite at Middleton Park. PIC: Simon Hulme
Mark Preston with his octopus kite at Middleton Park. PIC: Simon Hulme
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colourful creations soared above the south Leeds skies this weekend.

Members of the Northern Kite Group brought together kites from across the country to Middleton Park.

A giant blue whale, a purple octopus and a giant purple spikey-haired bear were just some of the spectacles that could spotted in the sky at the lake at Middleton Park on Saturday.

The showcase was put together by the Northern Kite group which was established in 1978 .

Members from the committee attend a whole variety of kite festivals across the country and the world.

The showcase in Middleton was the first of its kind.

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Picture Taken 06/10/2017. 
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Early Morning Light on Harold Park with Swans in the foreground

The park is named after Harold Gathorn Hardy who died in 1881 at the age of 32. Harold helped establish the family run Low Moor Ironworks.In 1899 a recreation ground was added to the park, while in the early 20th century Low Moor Gala was held raising money for local hospitals. In 1931 Horsfall playing fields were added to the park, in 2014 these became a Queen Elizabeth II Playing fields and also contains Horsfall Stadium.

Harold Park is a small urban park in Low Moor, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. The park is open all day all year round. To the immediate north of Harold Park is Horsfall Stadium home to Bradford Park Avenue A.F.C. and Albion Sports A.F.C. Park Dam is a short walking distance to the south.

The park has been given a Green Flag Award and the Platinum award from The Royal Horticultural Society Yorkshire in Bloom for open spaces.

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