GALLERY: Thriplow blooms for daffodil festival

09:53 08 April 2014

David Godfrey with his daffodils at the Thriplow festival

David Godfrey with his daffodils at the Thriplow festival


Daffodils were in full bloom as a village attracted more than 7,000 visitors to its annual flower festival.

Bunnies from Hell Morris perform at Thriplow daffodils festival 2014Bunnies from Hell Morris perform at Thriplow daffodils festival 2014

The Thriplow Daffodil Weekend gave visitors the opportunity to tour the village’s open gardens, views its attractions and taste a variety of food on offer.

The two-day event, in its 46th year, featured more than 100 craft and rural stalls as well as a miniature steam railway, heavy horse dray rides, vintage vehicles and Morris dancing.

Event organiser Dan Murton said: “It was a really fantastic event this year. We had more than 40 coaches arrive on both days with people coming from as far as Droitwich in Worcestershire to visit the village.

“Everybody seemed to have a really good time and we’ve had loads of really nice emails from stallholders saying how great the weekend was.

There Gog magag Milly Dancers performing in the village. Credit: Clive PorterThere Gog magag Milly Dancers performing in the village. Credit: Clive Porter

“This year we expanded the Taste of Triplow part of the festival which featured live music and all sorts of food from Caribbean chicken to bread stalls.

“I think this brought in a younger crowd and we’re looking to expand this part of the festival for next year while still keeping all the traditional elements.

“All in all it was a great two days and at an initial estimate we managed to raise over £20,000 for charity.”

Money raised from the festival went to Home Start Royston and South Cambridgeshire, a family support group.

To see more pictures click the link at the top of the page.


More news stories

Yesterday, 16:49
The road was closed while the spooked horse was moved to another vehicle.

Part of the A505 between Baldock and Royston was closed earlier this afternoon after a spooked horse caused damage to the box it was travelling in.

Yesterday, 13:08
The Make Lunch team serving up grub last year.

For those eligible for free school meals or who are struggling on a tight budget, the Royston Make Lunch Club will provide children with a healthy meal and bags of fun during the school holidays.

Yesterday, 10:04
Firefighter Jordon Gilks and crew commander Derek Hutton, with Poppy and her parents Rob Cundy and Zoe Cundy.

After a team of firefighters from Royston and others from North Herts raised thousands by climbing the height of Everest on a ladder to help a young girl with dyskinetic cerebral palsy walk, a cheque has been presented to her family.

Yesterday, 13:39
Emma Chapman is the new youth mayor in Stevenage, John Lloyd takes over as mayor and John Booth is the new chair of neighbouring North Herts.

She may be only 11 years old, but Emma Chapman has already taken the first step in her political career.


Most read stories


Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Read the Royston Crow e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up