Help Plantiflor find its roots

MD Adrian Nind with Plantiflor staff
MD Adrian Nind with Plantiflor staff
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A leading garden mail order company is hoping to make a new history project a blooming success by asking readers to help piece together its Spalding roots.

Spalding Plant and Bulb Company, one of the biggest mail order garden catalogue businesses in the UK, is trying to find out more about the original Spalding Bulb Company, which was founded in the town by Dutchman, Dominicus Van Konynenburg, back in 1922.

The firm would love to hear from anyone with any information on the company and Mr Van Konynenburg, and would particularly like to see any old photographs and mail order catalogues.

Special project manager Anne Rowell said: “The company has changed hands over the years and we only really know bits and pieces of its history. It would be wonderful to be able to piece it all together.

“It would be great to see any old memorabilia anyone has and to meet people and hear their stories. It will also be nice to get the public involved in what we do.”

Anyone able to help can get in touch with Mrs Rowell on 01775 715401, via email at a.rowell@bakker.biz, or alternatively write to her at Spalding Plant and Bulb Company, Four Seasons House, Enterprise Way, Pinchbeck, Spalding, PE11 3YR.

The company’s new autumn range can be found at www.spaldingbulb.co.uk

You can also request a free copy of their new catalogue by calling customer services on 0844 481 1001.