Thriplow Daffodil Weekend April 5th and 6th 2014
Each year 7,000 – 10,000 people visit Thriplow Daffodil Weekend. Visitors step back in time, walking the beautiful traffic-free lanes and connecting footpaths, visiting residents ‘Open Gardens’, Craft Barns, Marquees, Stalls and Demonstrations, and experiencing the warm and friendly atmosphere.
Daffodil Weekend is a village community (450 residents) working together. Virtually everyone in the village does something towards the event, be it baking cakes, helping serve teas, working in the car park or picking up litter at the end of the day to bring off one of the best loved charity events in Cambridgeshire.
Visit http://thriplowdaffodils.org.uk for more information about Thriplow Daffodil Weekend 2014
Thriplow is a delightful village in South Cambridgeshire. you can find more information on the village website here.
A taste of Thriplow Village’s history
The first written mention of Thriplow is in two books, Liber Eliensis & Liber Ramsienses, ‘The Book of Ely’ & ‘The Book of Ramsey Abbey’. These two books tell the story of how Byrhtnoth, Ealdorman of Essex and brother-in-law to the King, was killed fighting the Danes at the Battle of Malden in Essex in the year 991. He had been hospitably entertained prior to the battle by the Abbot and monks of Ely, and in return he bequeathed Thriplow among his other estates to the Abbey. In the Domesday survey of 1086, the village was held by the abbot of Ely, Geoffrey de Mandeville’s tenant Sigar the Staller, with a few acres usurped by Harduin de Scalers. So there were two manors, the Bury, the main manor belonging to the Abbot later the Bishop of Ely, and Barentons Manor held by Sigar.