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Amazing video: See Gloucester Docks as never before

Pre-event organisers trumpeted it would raise £10 million and be the biggest ever, but they were wrong on the money - it raised £11.2 million.

The Marketing Gloucester-organised Gloucester Tall Ships was full of surprises - and one of the most popular was a company whose staff flew around the water-front attraction wearing jet packs.

Taking the Tall Ships to new heights was Wiltshire-based Gravity Industries, which has now released its own video in tribute to the Gloucestershire event.

Former BP oil trader Richard Browning is the English inventor, entrepreneur and speaker who founded Gravity Industries Ltd in March 2017.

The company is behind the Daedalus Mark 1 jet pack used by the display team which uses several miniature jet engines.

Jason Smith, the chairman of Marketing Gloucester, footfall figures showing a 38.1 per cent increase in visitors to lower Eastgate Street during the weekend festival.

"Marketing Gloucester have produced some preliminary figures which indicate the economic impact of the event on the city, with over 200,000 visitors to the city over the three days of the event it is estimated that 2019's biggest ever event will have given an £11.2 million boost to the local economy -activity that is equivalent to producing 200 full time jobs for a year," said Mr Smith, writing in his blog post-event.

"Gloucester has been hugely successful in developing itself as a destination for tourists and in 2015 the city overtook Cheltenham to become the most popular in terms of the number of day visitors and total spend of visitors and has been with nearly £205 million spent by visitors in 2017, an 62 per cent increase on 2010."

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