Hugo’s Grandmother Lady Gwen Bellew was a ballooning pioneer. She was instrumental in bringing Hot Air Ballooning to the United Kingdom and was a founding member of the London Balloon Club. She was described as the ‘Ballooning Grandmother’ in the national press and was once reported in The Daily Telegraph as ‘losing more photographers than the Vietnam War’ as they invariably fell out on landing due to taking photographs when they should have been holding on! She flew The Famous Grouse Balloon on promotional flights throughout Europe in the 1970’s and last flew in the 90’s. Gwen also loved a Gin & Tonic so we are sure that she would be proud of our new balloon! To see a video of Gwen click here.