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Early Flower Parades in Photos

Year 1950



1953 Tulip Queens


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.









Vistor comments

The Dutch have long been part of the Spalding bulb industry and the firm Geomans put a float in the very first parade. " l remember It well. The butterfly was really beautiful said Bob Goemans, son of the firm’s founder. He recalled that the framework was made by an employee Charlie Collins from drawing sent over from Holland by Adrianus van Driel, the celebrated Dutch designer, who was succeeded by his equally talented son, today’s designer Kees van Driel.