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Spalding Flower Parade

1973 - The famous Disney Flower Parade

The 1973 parade saw horrendous weather on the Sunday and crowds were down to around 60,000. The parade on Saturday attracted 400,000 people.

Miss Tulipland was Maureen Cousins and her deputy was Jane Darley.

This year, the traffic was described as 'horrendous'.



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The 1973 Miss Tulipland was Pip Lowther (Maureen Cousins at the time)

The 1973 parade left the Sir Halley Stewart field at 2pm, returning at 3.49pm. There were 38 entries, consisting of:

  1. Police escort

  2. Breakdown vehicle

  3. The Romford Drum & Trumpet Corps

  4. Police horses

  5. Civic Pride entered by Spalding urban Council

  6. Miss Tulipland 1973

  7. Spalding Royal British Legion Band

  8. What a difference a day makes entered by CIS Insulation

  9. Point to Point entered by John Player

  10. Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

  11. Flowers and plants for every celebration

  12. The Dagenham Girl Pipers

  13. Tulipan the Tulipman

  14. Donald Duck entered by Lingarden

  15. Derby Serenaders Band

  16. Daisy Duck entered by the NFU

  17. Cinderella entered by Horticultural Marketing Services

  18. 13th Coventry Scout Group

  19. Bambi entered by National Union of  Agricultural Workers

  20. Pooh entered by Spalding Chamber of Trade

  21. Breakdown vehicle

  22. Wallsend Rising Sun Legionnaires

  23. Pluto entered by British Sugar

  24. Dumbo entered by the Independent Order of oddfellows

  25. Coventry School of Music Corps of drums

  26. Mickey Mouse entered by Lowland Bulb Company

  27. Snow White 7 the Seven dwarfs entered by Geest Industries

  28. Melton Mowbray Toy Soldiers Carnival Band

  29. Long Sutton 7 District Veteran Cycle Club

  30. Alice in Wonderland entered by Young Farmers Club

  31. Mother Goose entered by Mencap

  32.  When the Circus comes to town entered by West Pinchbeck Village

  33. As above

  34. Melton Mowbray Tally-Ho Band

  35. Elfin entered by Hortico

  36. Tuffty and the Green Cross Code entered by Lincolnshire Police

  37. Hadleigh Boys Band

  38. Breakdown vehicle

1973 Guardian centre pages
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