Thriplow Daffodil Weekend 2018: Coldest festival in 50-year history still warms visitors’ hearts
PUBLISHED: 16:51 19 March 2018
Danny Loo Photography 2018
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.”
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.
The nominated charity for this year’s event was Stars, which supports young people facing grief after the death of someone close to them.