From the Darlington & Stockton Times of April 12, 1924: “The Farndale daffodils have been very reluctant to blow their golden trumpets so far this year,” reported the D&S Times from 100 years ago this week.

“Under the better temperature and the soft suns of the last few days, however, the buds have begun to rise and, given proper climatic conditions, the famous Farndale should fill its cruse of beauty about Easter.”

Darlington and Stockton Times: The famous Farndale daffodils

Easter Sunday in 1924 was April 20. By coincidence, Looking Back ventured into the North York Moors last Sunday, April 7, and we remarked how the daffodils were already past their best.

Perhaps there is something in this global warming malarkey after all…