Thriplow Daffodil Weekend 2018: Coldest festival in 50-year history still warms visitors’ hearts
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The warm-hearted folk of Thriplow were out welcoming visitors to their annual daffodil festival at the weekend, which raises cash for good causes.
The Thriplow Daffodil Weekend is usually a firm indicator that spring has sprung – it takes months of hard work by more than 350 volunteers to put together – and on the eve of this year’s 50th anniversary extravaganza, the South Cambs village basked in 14°c sunshine.
However, by the start of the festival on Saturday, it was all change – as freezing temperatures meant a blanket of snow covered the village and stayed all weekend.
Despite the weather, the show went ahead as planned with the early count of money raised standing at £18,000.
A TDW spokeswoman said: “Our visitors are truly amazing. Thank you for rescuing us – after five months of volunteer planning it would have been so disheartening not to have raised money for our local charities.”
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The trade stalls and hot food sellers were out, as were Morris dancers and a Civil War reinactment regiment.
There were many other traditional attractions including a dog show which entertained the faithful visitors.
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The nominated charity for this year’s event was Stars, which supports young people facing grief after the death of someone close to them.