Tuliptastic at Moulton Chapel

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Moulton Chapel had its busiest Tuliptime in a decade on Sunday as crowds turned out to enjoy a spectacular day in the sunshine.

Jenny Stanberry – in her first year as Tuliptime chairman – and fellow organisers were delighted by the return to the parade’s heyday and are determined to build on its success in future years.

She said: “It was as big a crowd as we’ve had in ten years. I think people are determined to keep the tradition of the parade alive.

“It was really, really successful. We have got as big a committee as we have ever had. We have had 20 people at meetings at times. I think everybody was happy to pat themselves on the back for a job well done.”

Tuliptime Queen Amber Bell and princesses Matilda Sexton and Sadie Groom were joined by Flower Queen Inca Honnor and Pinchbeck Carnival Queen Annabelle Stockdale.

There was music from Holbeach Town Band, who had their own float, Spalding Folk Club and pipers.

The Moss family had their own special transport, a float pulled by their own model steam engine, and they were joined in the parade by a succession of spectacular floats, including the Christmas Cottage Mad Hatters.

Spalding People’s Parade organisers were there with their frog handcart and had a helping hand pushing it along from South Holland and The Deepings MP John Hayes, who also judged the floats and other competitions on the day.




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