Did your balloon travel from Welwyn Garden City to France?

TRAVELLING 388 miles by car, boat or train is some way to go for the average person. For a balloon to travel the same distance and still be inflated is staggering to say the least. Well, that is exactly what has happened for a 50th birthday balloon that

TRAVELLING 388 miles by car, boat or train is some way to go for the average person.

For a balloon to travel the same distance and still be inflated is staggering to say the least.

Well, that is exactly what has happened for a 50th birthday balloon that took off from WGC and landed in Censerey, in France!

The yellow balloon was found with a note inside bearing the message 'happy 50th birthday Chris xx Charlotte in WGC'.

Anne-Marie and Hans Kaper stumbled across the balloon on February 23.

After having trouble finding out what the Garden City's abbreviation meant, they finally managed to contact Welwyn Hatfield Council on Thursday .

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A council spokesman said: "It's amazing that the balloon has travelled so far, someone's birthday wish made it a long way.

"Welwyn Hatfield Council really hopes this brings a smile to whoever sent it and its recipient."

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