Are you ready for Daffodil Weekend?
MORE than 8,000 visitors are expected to visit this year s 39th Thriplow Daffodil Weekend. And the event has a new organiser in the shape of Lynne. She said: This is the first time I have ever been involved in anything like this. It s a huge job and
MORE than 8,000 visitors are expected to visit this year's 39th Thriplow Daffodil Weekend.
And the event has a new organiser in the shape of Lynne.
She said: "This is the first time I have ever been involved in anything like this.
"It's a huge job and takes a lot of organising. The weekend has grown so much over the past 39 years. It's unbelievable at just how far it's evolved since the first show."
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The show began in 1969 when organisers used the event to generate funds for repairing the village church's roof. It has run almost every year with proceeds being shared with a designated charity.
Lynne said: "It's amazing the impact that the show has on the village. Everybody helps out in one way or another, and it's great to see all the residents getting involved."
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Lynne, who has lived in Thriplow for the past two years, said the event transformed the village during the two-day show.
She said: "It gets to the point where you don't recognise the village. The transformation is unreal. It's only a small place, but during the weekend there's visitors and residents everywhere."
Over the weekend activities include music recitals, bell-ringing, exhibitions, children's entertainment and morris and maypole dances.
Organisers have this year chosen the East Anglian Air.
Lynne added: "Despite its success, the event is always traditional and I think that's one of the reasons why so many people come."
- The 39th Thriplow Daffodil Weekend will run on Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25 from 11am-5pm. Adult entrance will cost £5 (children £2 and under-5s free.
- For more information phone 01763 208583 or visit www.thriplow.org.uk