Bellringers echo Charlene's welcoming words opening the Mells Daffodil Festival
Bellringers echo Charlene's welcoming words opening the Mells Daffodil Festival
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ITN newsreader opens Mells Festival

ITN’s Charlene White opened a day of fun at the Mells Daffodil Festival.

Daisy Steel, chair of the Festival organisers (pictured above in orange coat) introduced Charlene to Mells (pictured above to the right of Daisy) and the bellringers enthusiastically greeted the newsreader.

Charlene, surrounded by town criers by the historic church, welcomed people to the event.  Thousands of visitors enjoyed a day in the sunshine, sheltering from the occasional strong gust or threatened shower in the Walled Garden and manor house.

ITN's Charlene White offering tips to old-fashioned new broadcaster?
ITN’s Charlene White offering tips to old-fashioned broadcaster?





Daisy Steel said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved in making this year’s Mells Daffodil Festival such a very special day.  Somehow despite Storm Katie and copious amounts of mud, we managed to pull it off.”
“To all those who volunteered, pulled cars out of mud, and generally mucked in and helped, we couldn’t have done it without you.  It really felt like the whole village pulled together in difficult circumstances.  This event is all about putting money back into the village and giving people a good time.”

People thronged the usually quiet village streets and were able to enjoy traditional morris dancers and the Wurzels, street food and the villagers’ own table top sales that they set up outside their houses.  Scores of stalls lined the roads selling everything from brocante to traditional Somerset baskets.

The whole community got involved, including the Mells 1st St Andrews scouts, and Year 6 youngsters from the local school who were raising money for their walk along Hadrian’s Wall.

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