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."
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