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Spalding Flower Parade

The 1979 Spalding Flower Parade marked 21 years of the event and the theme was 'The world of entertainment'.

Mandy Adcock was elected as Miss Tulipland for 1979 and her deputy was Alison Biggadyke.

The parade which left the Sir Halley Stewart field consisted of;

  1. Police horses

  2. Breakdown vehicle

  3. Hadleigh Boys Band and Drum Majorettes

  4. Miss Tulipland 1979

  5. Happy 21st Birthday entered by George Adams

  6. The marching and Concert Band of Braintree

  7. Young Farmers Road Show

  8. Long Sutton & District Veteran Cycle Club

  9. T.S.B Militaires

  10. Merry tunes entered by Trustee Savings Bank

  11. Derby Serenaders Show Band

  12. Rocking Horse Winner entered by Lewis's Ltd

  13. Calypso Star entered by Geest

  14. The Royal British Legion Band

  15. Mosaics entered by Gleed Boys and Gleed Girls Schools

  16. Party Time entered by West Pinchbeck Village

  17. Hasland Drum Corps

  18. Gardening is Fun with the Wombles entered by Midland Bank

  19. Trumpets, Drums and Lyras 13th Coventry Scout Group

  20. Flowers say congratulations entered by Flowers Publicity Council

  21. Music Man entered by Ligarden Ltd

  22. Romsey Old cadets

  23. Leisure time entered by Key Markets Ltd

  24. Breakdown vehicle

  25. British Airways Pipe Band

  26. Past and present entered by Lincolnshire Police

  27. Coventry School of Music, Corps of Drums

  28. The old woman who lived in a shoe entered by C.I.S Insulation

  29. Money go round entered by Lloyds Bank

  30. Ely City Military Band

  31. Paddington bear knows what's good entered by National Farmers Union

  32. Mann's Happy Dragon entered by Manns the Brewers


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