Winter delight among a carpet of snowdrops at Bank Hall

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Displays of snowdrops – said to be the first sign of spring – attracted hundreds of visitors to Bank Hall in Bretherton on Sunday.

The first of four Snowdrop Sundays was held for people to go on woodland walks around the grounds and admire the flowers.

Snowdrop Sunday at Bank Hall, Bretherton

Snowdrop Sunday at Bank Hall, Bretherton

Around 370 people visited Bank Hall on Sunday to see the snowdrops and buy their own, as well as snowdrop-related items such as greetings cards.

Andrew Allen, from the Friends of Bank Hall, said: “People seem to enjoy it because it is a very relaxed atmosphere and they can wander around at will.”

Further Snowdrop Sundays will be on the next three Sundays, from noon to 4pm. Admission costs £2.50 for adults and is free for children.

Andrew added: “There are more snowdrops coming out all the time. They seem to phase themselves from one side of the grounds to another.

Two-year-old Stanley Schofield and his dad Stuart among the snowdrops

Two-year-old Stanley Schofield and his dad Stuart among the snowdrops

“If people want to come back, they will see a different displays of snowdrops.”