TEN thousand daffodils have transformed the inside of a 15th Century Cornish church into a true celebration of spring.

The blooms were arranged over two days by a team of 30 volunteers at St Mawgan in Meneage Church, which has now hosted the biennial fundraising festival six times.

The flowers have once again been supplied for free by local daffodil growers R H Scrimshaw and Sons Limited.

Church warden Lindsay Hockley said: “It took a team of 30 volunteers two days to get them all arranged.

“They were delivered as straight green pencils about a week before the festival began, so much of the effort was to ensure they bloomed on time.

“For two days and nights we had to leave the heating on constantly in the church, it was more like a sauna, which was quite unusual to say the least.

“We saw around 1,200 visitors over the weekend, which was wonderful, with Saturday being the much busier day due to the nicer weather.”

One unusual piece of the display was crafted specially to celebrate the long-awaited roof repairs and improvements at the church, which are due to begin next Monday.

To mark the occasion, six hard hats, donated by the construction company due to undertake the work, have been filled with bulbs to form part of the daffodil celebrations.