Old images of Spalding, Lincolnshire

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Step back in time with fascinating old images of Spalding in Lincolnshire, England.

Spalding Flower Parade 1968

The last Spalding Flower Parade took place in 2013, 55 years after it started.

But when the Spalding Flower Parade was filmed for this newsreel in 1968, the fairly recent tradition was in its heyday, as was the Lincolnshire flower industry.

Millions of tulips, grown on 3,000 acres of local land, adorned the parade floats.

One of the floats rushes through the crowd of spectators with surprising speed as two people run to keep up.

Hundreds of people appear in this newsreel, and we see the occasional home in the background too.

Flower Power (1968) – British Pathé (YouTube)

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