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Glorious sunshine for daffodil festival in Somerset

Mells Daffodil Festival was opened by ITV weatherman Bob Crampton Photo: ITV News

Around ten thousand people descended on the small Somerset village of Mells on Easter Monday to take part in their annual daffodil festival. Last year's event had to be cancelled because of flooding - but this year our very own weatherman Bob Crampton managed to bring the sunshine with him.

"It's my first time here in Mells and to see the daffodil festival. I've read about it and thought one year I'm going to come here and I'm so lucky to be have been invited to open it... and just look at the weather I've fixed!"

The Mells Daffodil Festival was originally started to encourage villagers to plant bulbs to spruce up the flower beds. Today it's less about the daffodils and more about having some Sping-time fun.

Daisy Steel from the Mells Daffodil Committee said: "We've got Morris Men, a town crier's competition, a chilli eating contest, a dog show with some really fun categories. Lots of things to see and do. It's Bank Holiday and a good day out for all the family."

The money raised from the festival will go towards the local church. It means that St Andrew's Church in Mells will now be able to fix its roof.

But for many of those who attended it was simply a chance to enjoy the bank holiday and to take part in a local Easter tradition. "It's certainly bigger this year than I remember it and the weather helps as well - it's brought everyone out which is lovely."