Thriplow community celebrates 50 years of daffoldil weekend

PUBLISHED: 12:04 13 May 2018

Organisers and guests at the Thriplow Daffodil Weekend 50th anniversary celebration. Picture: Thriplow Daffodil Weekend

Organisers and guests at the Thriplow Daffodil Weekend 50th anniversary celebration. Picture: Thriplow Daffodil Weekend

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Villagers have celebrated 50 years of Thriplow Daffodil Weekend with a community event to thank all those who have contributed to its success.

Former speaker of the House of Commons Baroness Boothroyd  presenting a prize to Victoria Penty. Picture: Thriplow Daffodil Weekend  Former speaker of the House of Commons Baroness Boothroyd presenting a prize to Victoria Penty. Picture: Thriplow Daffodil Weekend

More than 450 people from Thriplow, Heathfield and the surrounding areas joined in the festivities which included floral displays and choir at Fowlmere Church, maypole dancing and a parade of decorated floats along Church Street.

Prizes were awarded by former speaker of the House of Commons Baroness Boothroyd with Thriplow C of E Primary School winning for their daffodil-themed float. Cake and fizz were served on The Green followed by traditional games and a tug of war between men and women with the ladies emerging victorious.

There was lots to see and do at the 50th celebration. Picture: Thriplow Daffodil WeekendThere was lots to see and do at the 50th celebration. Picture: Thriplow Daffodil Weekend

Chairman of the organising committee Uday Phadke said: “It was an amazing event to profile the history and success of Daffodil Weekend having generated over £500,000 for local organisations and charities”.

The 51st Thriplow Daffodil Weekend is to be held on March 23 and 24, 2019.

There was lots to see and do at the 50th celebration. Picture: Thriplow Daffodil Weekend. Picture: Thriplow Daffodil WeekendThere was lots to see and do at the 50th celebration. Picture: Thriplow Daffodil Weekend. Picture: Thriplow Daffodil Weekend

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