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The Early Years

Year 1950

Name of Queen:and deputies: Joan Roberts

Year 1951

Name of Queen:and deputies: Joyce Lister,

Year 1952

Theme – Tulip Time – This is first programme we have uncovered to date. The programme and route
Tulip Time 1952 (Programme) Tulip time 52 (Route) 

Name of Queen:and deputies: Beryl Patrick,

Link to programme: Programme: Tulip Time 1952  Route

Year 1953

Theme – Tulip Time

Name of Queen:and deputies: Jean Lambert

Link to Programme: Tulip Time 1953    Route: Tulip time 53

Photo Gallery:

1953 Tulip Queens

Year 1954

Name of Queen:and deputies: Pat Stacey,

Photo taken 1954 Spalding tulip queen Patricia Stacey visiting residents in old folks home some where in or around Spalding ,Some members may recognise some of the ladies.

Year 1955

Name of Queen:and deputies: Janet Naylor

Year 1956

Name of Queen:and deputies: Janice Grimwood

Year 1957

Name of Queen:and deputies: Norma Foulsham

Year 1958

Name of Queen:and deputies: Janet Bray

Year: 1959


Name of Queen: and deputies: The Tulip Queen – Jill Whitehouse

Link to Programme: 1959 Programme

Link to video- click HERE

Photo Gallery:


The Tulip Queen used to be crowned in Ayscoughfee Gardens by movie stars of the time and I used to be part of the dancers who performed on the stage. I attended ballet and tap classes in one of the do ...
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Comment from John Decamp - The actual Tulip Parade was first held in 1959 but buses did tour all the fields from about 1949 the first Tulip Queen being crowned in 1950 and toured the 51 mile route rou ...
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Thanks to a very kind donation from Gary Naylor. The news paper articles are very readable and lovely photos of the queen and her entourage plus memorabilia from her year. Gary’s Mum was the flower ...
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Click on the picture https://www.heritagesouthholland.co.uk/flower-parade-1956/   ...
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What a wonderful poem this is about Tulip day in Spalding. It was written by Cecil Cook.  Cecil lived at Fir Tree House, Northgate, Pinchbeck and was a smallholder, horseman & British Legion Band ...
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The matron of the Johnson Hospital (Miss E Foster) placing the cloak around Miss Mary Smith to signify her selection as Queen of the Spalding Hospital Carnival. Does anybody know more about this e ...
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