Villagers commended for another successful Thriplow Daffodil Weekend

Janet Jenkinson with the Woodfordes Brewery Dray, all the way from Norfolk. PICTURE: Clive Porter.

Janet Jenkinson with the Woodfordes Brewery Dray, all the way from Norfolk. PICTURE: Clive Porter. - Credit: Archant

Once again the team behind Thriplow Daffodil Weekend have pulled off another successful event.

Samuel Benjamin Harris of Shepreth displaying his vibrant scenic views acrylic paintings of the loca

Samuel Benjamin Harris of Shepreth displaying his vibrant scenic views acrylic paintings of the locality. PICTURE: Clive Porter. - Credit: Archant

About 6,000 visitors turned up to the event on Sunday alone, and the overflow carpark was opened due to the quantity of vehicles.

Dan Murton from the Thriplow Daffodil Weekend Committee, said: “It went very well. It was a fantastic day on Sunday.

Andrea Todman and son Harry making friends with Alfie the shire horse. PICTURE: Clive Porter.

Andrea Todman and son Harry making friends with Alfie the shire horse. PICTURE: Clive Porter. - Credit: Archant

“The sun was out, it was really good. There was a fantastic atmosphere.

“Everybody in the village puts so much effort into it. It wouldn’t work unless the whole village got involved, and we had people helping out by making drinks, monitoring the car park and clearing up at the end of the day.

The smithy is fired to life once more as Peter Allan from Guilden Morden demonstrates the traditiona

The smithy is fired to life once more as Peter Allan from Guilden Morden demonstrates the traditional techniques of iron forging. PICTURE: Clive Porter. - Credit: Archant


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“The event really brings everyone together.”

There was a range of activities on offer at the event, including a farmers’ market, more than 100 stalls, a vintage vehicle display, dray rides and music.

Andrea Thompson of Royston being tempted with Ben Jones's sumptuous
selection of home made cakes. P

Andrea Thompson of Royston being tempted with Ben Jones's sumptuous selection of home made cakes. PICTURE: Clive Porter. - Credit: Archant

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Performers included Michael Robshaw, Alchemy, CarnaC and Martin Kaszak.

The event was a hit with visitors. Alison Dyche took to Twitter to say: “We went to Thriplow Daffodil Festival this weekend. Lots of daffs still in bloom and the weather on Sunday was pretty glorious.”

A 1925 Bullnose Morris pictured with its owner, Tom Doig. PICTURE: Clive Porter.

A 1925 Bullnose Morris pictured with its owner, Tom Doig. PICTURE: Clive Porter. - Credit: Archant

To find out more information, go to thriplowdaffodils.org.uk.

Local archivist of the Thriplow Society, Shirley Withering, has amassed no less than 40 historical c

Local archivist of the Thriplow Society, Shirley Withering, has amassed no less than 40 historical colourful prints of the village, copies of which are on sale. PICTURE: Clive Porter. - Credit: Archant

Diane Freestone, bar manager of theThriplow Green man, admiring Bob Pumfrey's rare 1914 Ruston Proct

Diane Freestone, bar manager of theThriplow Green man, admiring Bob Pumfrey's rare 1914 Ruston Proctor traction engine, which originally belonged to his great grandfather, and yielded yeoman service on the family's Duxford farm for many years. PICTURE: Clive Porter - Credit: Archant

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