Oral History

Chainbridge Forge have recorded interviews with local residents that vividly illustrate how Spalding has changed since the early 20th Century. Follow the links below to hear about major events such as World War Two and the rise of the Flower Parade, as well as the...

Recollections of Spalding by Marcia Egar

Recollections of Marcia Egar https://www.heritagesouthholland.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Marcia-Egar.mp3 For the transcript of the interview go to   Marcia...

Mrs Liquorish a Life Time of the Flower Parade

Mrs Liquorish tells of her involvement in the Flower Parade. A lifetime of the flower parade by Mrs Stephanie Liquorish https://www.heritagesouthholland.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Stephanie-Liquorish-8-5-2013.mp3 You can also read her...

Interview with Alec Willson, Doreen and May Clark

Recollections of Spalding part 1 https://www.heritagesouthholland.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/VN680042.mp3 Recollections of Spalding part 2 https://www.heritagesouthholland.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/VN680043.mp3 The unedited transcript of these recordings...

Flower Parade Float Construction

This series of interviews explain how Geoff Dodd and a team of others constructed Flower Parade Floats.This series of interviews explain how Geoff Dodd and a team of others constructed Flower Parade Floats. The Construction of Flower Parade Floats Part 1 by Geoff Dodd...