The floats, stalls and classic cars returned in overwhelming numbers to ensure a successful return – after a 10 year absence – of one of the greatest spectacles of the Fens.
Spalding Flower Parade on Saturday was a year in the making but was a triumph of organisation, colour, and community enterprise.
Main organiser Stephen Timewell was widely praised by many for “putting Spalding back on the map”.
— DJH (@1966FFC) May 13, 2023
It was Stephen who announced in April that all spaces for craft stall, the parade and classic cars were fully booked.
The Spalding Flower Parade began in 1959.
The first float is now on its way after being struck by (and then ending up tangled in) a large tree branch… cheers for the @LincsFireRescue for helping! #SpaldingFlowerParade pic.twitter.com/Qc7DeaZi1E
— Kat Wakefield (@SpaldingKatW) May 13, 2023
The 2023 return was financed by volunteers who raised nearly £80,000
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