Thriplow Daffodil Weekend

Daffodils in Thriplow
Daffodils in Thriplow Photo: ITV Anglia

The Cambridgeshire village of Thriplow is holding its annual Daffodil Weekend which attracts people from all over the country. The event was established 44 years ago to raise money to repair the village's church roof. It has continued every year and now helps raise money for various local charities.

The weekend promises plenty of traditional village events, including bell ringing and Morris dancing but the daffodils are the main attraction.

"A lot of people do come, they want to see the different types of daffodils, so we have everything from best-seller, to Golden Harvest, we even planted some new ones this year, called Orange Queen, to mark the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service which we were awarded as a village last year."

– Daniel Murton, event organiser,

Many people in the village see it as a celebration of the beginning of Spring. In previous years, the event has had to be cancelled because the daffodils haven't come out in time, but that won't be a problem this year with plenty of daffodils all over the village.