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PICTURES: Snowdrop celebration at Hedingham Castle heralds arrival of spring




The blooming of snowdrops has heralded the arrival of spring at Hedingham Castle, where hundreds of visitors enjoyed the sights over the weekend.

More than 200 people of all ages turned out for the annual celebration, taking in the enormous drifts of snowdrops throughout the castle grounds.

Initially intended to open only for one day, the castle welcomed visitors to see the snowdrops on both Saturday and Sunday, after another event scheduled for earlier this month had to be cancelled, due to the severe weather caused by Storm Ciara.

HEDINGHAM: Snowdrop Sunday.Hedingham Castle, Castle Hedingham, Essex Henry and Hayley Blunderfield with Ronnie Blackwell and Oscar the dog from Hedingham.Picture by Mark Westley. (30021727)
HEDINGHAM: Snowdrop Sunday.Hedingham Castle, Castle Hedingham, Essex Henry and Hayley Blunderfield with Ronnie Blackwell and Oscar the dog from Hedingham.Picture by Mark Westley. (30021727)

Alistair McMillan, events manager at Hedingham Castle, told the Free Press: “We had a local church event on in Hedingham as well, so it was very well attended.

“We’ve got so many snowdrops on site and it always looks so lovely, but we have not been able to get people in because of the weather, so it was nice that we could open for two days.”

HEDINGHAM: Snowdrop Sunday.Hedingham Castle, Castle Hedingham, EssexPicture by Mark Westley. (30320274)
HEDINGHAM: Snowdrop Sunday.Hedingham Castle, Castle Hedingham, EssexPicture by Mark Westley. (30320274)
HEDINGHAM: Snowdrop Sunday.Hedingham Castle, Castle Hedingham, EssexPicture by Mark Westley. (30320288)
HEDINGHAM: Snowdrop Sunday.Hedingham Castle, Castle Hedingham, EssexPicture by Mark Westley. (30320288)
HEDINGHAM: Snowdrop Sunday.Hedingham Castle, Castle Hedingham, EssexPicture by Mark Westley. (30320295)
HEDINGHAM: Snowdrop Sunday.Hedingham Castle, Castle Hedingham, EssexPicture by Mark Westley. (30320295)

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