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Pop Up Village Balloon Pops Up in Denmark

Published on: 22 Dec, 2016
Updated on: 24 Dec, 2016

Ole Villemos with the Guildford Pop Up Village balloon he discovered in his garden in Denmark.

A promotional balloon advertising Guildford’s new Pop Up Village has been found 600 miles away in Denmark.

Ole Villemos, a retired teacher, wrote in earlier today (Dec 22) to say: “Just now I found this in my fence here in Haarby, on Funen, Denmark.

“I think there could be a child missing it. It is still intact, so here is a picture of it.”

The balloon was in good shape after its 600 mile flight

Ole lives near the coast one the island of Funen, in an area with few houses called Brydegaard, home to about 200 people. He continued: “When I came back from the beach today, with our two dogs, I saw this balloon sat in our fence.

Ole’s house near the coast on Funen Island

“It surprised me that it was undamaged and when I saw the text on it, I realised that it must have flown far.

When Ole was told that we have a significant number of Danes living in Guildford he sent a seasonal message to them: “Glædelig Jul og Godt Nytaar fra Vestfyn.”

Cllr Caroline Reeves commented: “It is great to know that news about the Pop Up Village is spreading throughout Europe. Perhaps some of the Danes can pop over and join our wonderful Danish neighbours who have made their homes in Guildford?”

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Responses to Pop Up Village Balloon Pops Up in Denmark

  1. Jim Allen Reply

    December 22, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    Internationalism as it should be. No politics, no religion, no finance just a friendly message.

    I say, Merry Christmas Denmark.

  2. Keith White Reply

    December 23, 2016 at 9:35 am

    When are people going to realise that releasing balloons is simply bad for the environment and nature? The distance this balloon has travelled has proved the point.

    Apart from the world shortage of and release of helium, required by hospitals for medical procedures, used to fuel the balloons, it’s a well reported fact that released balloons fall into the oceans and cause thousands of marine deaths of threatened species, such as turtles and ocean going birds, who mistake them for one of their food sources, jelly fish.

    Please don’t do it!

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