Thriplow community celebrates 50 years of daffoldil weekend
PUBLISHED: 12:04 13 May 2018
Villagers have celebrated 50 years of Thriplow Daffodil Weekend with a community event to thank all those who have contributed to its success.
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.
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.