Looking back at this week in 1999

Looking back at this week in 1999

The Flower Parade was making the headlines in 1999 They came from all over the country to witness the spectacle of the 41st annual Spalding Flower Parade.   Thousands of people lined the route to see the beautifully-decorated floats wind their way around the town. The...
Early Automated Tulip Head picking

Early Automated Tulip Head picking

The Spalding Bulb Co decided in 1964 to build a mechanised Tulip header to save on the cost of labour. The machine was built in-house by the Farm Workshop manager Ray Wiles assisted by Harold Wilkinson (of Weston) and myself. It took us about 4 months and several...