Spalding Flower Parade
The 1960 Spalding Flower Parade theme was 'The Splendour of Spring'
The parade attracted a huge crowd with floats by companies such as Interflora with their giant telephone (carrying Mavis Lewis of Nottingham) and the British Judo Association and the Holland Division of Civil Defence
The final float carried the Tulip Queen. A huge construction in the shape of a peacock. The queen was miss Wendy Smith and she had two attendants, Joyce Burnett and Beryl Haney.
Other entries included:
Spalding Cycle Club
Motors & Tractors Ltd
Mr. P. Buschman
potato Marketing Board
These public photos from May 1960 were found in a junk shop and have now been preserved in our archives. Bottom right is the float entered by Stassen, an artist's palette.