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Spalding Flower Parade

The 1983 Flower Parade was special as it was the 25th (Silver Jubilee). The theme was 'Let's go and grow'.

The parade was held on Saturday May 7th and it set off from the Halley Stewart field at 1.30pm.

The parade consisted of:

  1. Police horses

  2. West Midlands Police Pipe Band

  3. Miss Tulipland 1983

  4. Breakdown vehicle

  5. Be a young farmer entered by the Young Farmers

  6. Melton Mowbray Tally Ho's Band

  7. A gnome of your own entered by Leeds Building Society

  8. Gardening is fun entered by Garden News

  9. Ely City Military Band

  10. Texas entered by Geo. Adams

  11. Romsey Old Cadets Association

  12. Ice follies

  13. Beat the burglar entered by Lincolnshire Police

  14. Long Sutton & District Veteran Cycle Club

  15. Flowers make a beautiful garden entered by Geest

  16. Marching & Concert Band of Braintree

  17. Golden Harvest entered by Holland Branch of National Farmers Union

  18. Rembrandt entered by Haven of Happiness Lodge

  19. City of Nottingham Drum & Trumpet Corps

  20. Grow with the Halifax entered by Halifax Building Society

  21. Trumpets, drums & lyras 13th Coventry Scout Group

  22. Listen & grow with the Midland entered by Midland Bank

  23. The frog entered by Baytree Nurseries

  24. Breakdown vehicle

  25. Hasland Drum Corps

  26. The Inter-City 125 entered by British Rail

  27. Derby Serenaders Show Band

  28. Gardening with Lingarden entered by Lingarden

  29. Romford Royal British Legion Boys Band & Corps of Drums

  30. Beautiful Britain entered by Mayflower Gardens Ltd

Wendy Johnson as elected Miss Tulipland in 1983

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