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Spalding Flower Parade

The 1981 Spalding Flower Parade was the 23rd annual parade and had the theme 'Children's Fantasy World'. It was the first parade for the new Chairman, Rob Teeuw. The parade departed from the Sir Halley Stewart field at 1.30pm.

The parade consisted of:

  1. Police horses

  2. Breakdown vehicle

  3. City of Nottingham Drum & Trumpet Corps

  4. Miss Tulipland 1981

  5. Cowboys and Indians entered by Lloyds Bank

  6. Haslam Drum Corps

  7. The Children's Friend entered by Lincolnshire Police Community Affairs dept

  8. Young Farmers in Nurseryland

  9. Melton Mowbray Tally-Ho Band

  10. Join the Leeders at the fair entered by Leeds Building Society

  11. Hadleigh Marching Band

  12. Beatrix potter's fantasy World entered by Geoff Adams

  13. Children of the World entered by the Haven of Happiness Lodge

  14. The Marching and Concert Band of Braintree

  15. Star Trek entered by C.I.S Insulation Ltd of Leicester

  16. The farmer's Friend entered by the N.F.U

  17. Play Time entered by Key Markets Ltd

  18. Ely City Military Band

  19. The Listening Bank entered by Midland Bank

  20. Pet's Corner entered by Lingarden

  21. Derby Serenaders Showband

  22. Long Sutton & District Veteran Cycle Club

  23. Breakdown vehicle

  24. Romsey Old Cadets Association

  25. From Flower Bulb to Flower entered by the International Flower Bulb Centre, Holland

  26. Wise Old Owl's History lesson entered by Spalding Guardian

  27. The Church Lads and Church Girls Brigade

  28. Life on mars entered by Halifax Building Society

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

  30. Father Christmas Rides Again entered by Geest

  31. This is the Age of the Train entered by British Rail

  32. T.S.B Militaries

  33. To the Circus entered by T.S.B


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