Dream job for former princess

Ex-Flower Princess Rachel Perkins dreams of being Flower Princess.
Ex-Flower Princess Rachel Perkins dreams of being Flower Princess.
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Teenager Rachel Perkins can still remember the day seven years ago when she was a Spalding Flower Princess.

Rachel (17) of Saxon Close, is studying at South Holland Post-16 Centre and hopes to go to university and one day become a PE teacher.

She said: “I loved being a Flower Princess and I’ve watched the parade every year since then when I could just waiting for the day I was old enough to enter to be Flower Queen.”

Over the years Rachel has been lucky to find a place on some of the floats in the parade. She said: “My uncle works in the gardens at Springfields, so I have been lucky – but it still isn’t the same as being Flower Queen.

“That’s my dream – and this year is going to be my last chance.”

You could be part of history by being the last person ever to be crowned Spalding Flower Queen and take your place atop a magnificent floral float as the parade winds its way through the town’s streets for the final time on Saturday, May 4.

To enter you need to be aged 17 or over, live in South Holland and fill in the coupon on this page.

Preliminary interviews will be at Tulip Radio on Thursday, March 7, and five finalists will be invited to a reception at Ayscoughfee Hall on March 15, where the winner will be crowned.

Closing date for entries is Thursday, February 28.