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Spalding Flower Parade

The 1962 Spalding Flower Parade theme was 'Melody in Flowers'

For the first time, the floats were on display on the Sir Halley Stewart field all day Saturday and Sunday. At night they were floodlit.

It rained on the Saturday morning

The parade consisted of:

  1. Police escort

  2. Grenadier Guards Band

  3. Queen's Float

  4. Spalding Cycling Club

  5. Margarets

  6. Tulips from Amsterdam entered by Stassens Ltd

  7. Round the World entered by Machins Transport

  8. Heart of an English Garden entered by Elsoms Ltd

  9. Pennies from Heaven entered by Farrows & Sons Ltd

  10. Wheels entered by Spalding Vespa Club

  11. Can Can Polka entered by Smedleys Ltd

  12. Salvation Army Band

  13. Runaway Train entered by Spalding Judo Club

  14. Salad Days entered by Tomato & Cucumber Marketing Board

  15. Here Comes the Bride entered by Lowland Bulb Company

  16. Civil Defence

  17. Oranges & lemons entered by Outspan

  18. Alexander's Ragtime Band entered by Groom Bros Ltd

  19. Flower Girl entered by National Union of Agricultural Workers

  20. British Legion Band

  21. Norman Cole

  22. In a Winter Wonderland entered by National Coal Board

  23. Swan Lake entered by Geest Industries

  24. Long Sutton Vintage Cycle Club

  25. My Boomerang Won't Come Back entered by Young Farmers

  26. Strawberry Fair entered by Fine Fare Ltd

  27. Carnival Time is Guinness Time entered by Guinness

  28. God has given us a book full of stories entered by Sunday School

  29. Old Kentucky Home entered by P.Van Emmerick

  30. Say it with Flowers entered by Interflora

  31. P. Buschman

  32. National Savings Committee

  33. Flower Drum Song entered by H. Leverton & Co Ltd

  34. Carousel entered by Ground's Transport

  35. Peterborough Highland Band

  36. Stewart & Lloyds Pipe Band

  37. Breakdown vehicle


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