Felix Mottram

Born. 1955 in London.

Lived in Wales 1961-72, returned to London 1973

Education. Studied Fine Art-Painting at St.Martins School of Art.

Work. Administrator/Salesperson in an Art Gallery.

Kiting. Took up kite flying as a hobby instead of trying to continue painting alongside full time work. Founding member of The Decorators.

"I was intrigued to know how a kite could be controlled by a single line. I found out the hard way and then started visiting kiting festivals in 1987."

Jacob Twyford

Born. 1963 in Leeds

Lived in London 1964-71, then in Yorkshire until 1981.

Education. Studied Jazz and Popular Music at Leeds College of Music.

Work. Art Gallery Technician

Interests. Music, cooking, theatre design and kites.

Kiting. Became interested through talking with Felix a short time after he had got the bug! Teamed up with him to fly fighters and never looked back. Founding member of The Decorators.

"Kiting provides a real focus for my creative activities, not just flying but organising, planning trips, writing routines and above all communicating ideas and enthusiasm with the rest of the team."

Johnny Claffey

Born. 1961 in Galway, Ireland

Lived in Dublin until 1986, has lived in London since then.

Work. Technical support analyst for computer hardware maintenance company.

Kiting. Introduced to kiting by friends in 1987. Member of Wicked Allsorts, The Blitz and Team with no name. Attended two World Cup competitions and was a member of the European Cup Holders team in 1991.

"Kite flying allows me to travel to interesting places and offers a different challenge to other activities that I have tried."

Vaughan Livingstone


Romney Johnstone  
Ashley Mottram  
Martin Linford  
Margaret Walker  

Jørgen Møller Hansen

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Born. 1954 Died. 2012