The club was formed in the early 1990s as the South Eastern Kite Society by Alan Sage, Malcolm Roots and Richard Courtney-Wylie. The club was based in Canterbury and met once a month at Merton Farm in Canterbury. After a while, a second monthly fly-in was held at what was then the Police Training College in Ashford. Merton Farm became impractical for kite flying when the farmer converted the open grazing land into orchard, so we had to seek a new home. The club settled at the playing fields belonging to Kent College in Rough Common, on the outskirts of Canterbury. We also started holding fly-ins at Capstone Farm Country Park after the resurrection of the Kites over Capstone event (now Wild About Capstone). The club organised several kite festivals at Merton Farm, and our last large festival was held at the University of Kent sports ground in Canterbury.
Security at the Police Training College meant that public could not join our fly-ins, so after several successful years we dropped that as a flying site. Several members would meet up when there was no organised fly-in, and this casual meeting was opened to all members. We would choose a location in the week before the weekend and meet somewhere in Kent to fly kites on the Sunday. Eventually we dropped our regular home from the calendar and became a totally nomadic club. Meantime, the club changed its name to Kent Kite Flyers and continued to thrive. We were asked to take over the running of the Teston Bridge Kite Weekends, which we continued to run successfully until Covid interrupted activities.
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