Let’s Celebrate the 55th parade

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Next weekend sees the 55th and last ever Spalding Flower Parade.

There promises to be something for everyone in this year’s parade, the theme for which is Let’s Celebrate.

The parade of fabulous floats, bands and entertainers will leave Springfields Arena at 2pm on the Saturday and make its way around the town.

The main viewing sites are High Bridge, Market Place, Hall Place, New Road and Winfrey Avenue, although this year visitors can also watch along Pinchbeck Road and West Elloe Avenue.

Eighteen-year-old Inca Honnor will be heading up the parade in her role at Spalding Flower Queen 2013.

Inca was crowned at a glittering ceremony at Ayscoughfee Hall in March.

Accompanying Inca in this year’s parade will be the Lincolnshire Free Press Prince and Princess Ellis Newton (10) and Millie Weller (9).

Although the parade is the main attraction, there’s always plenty going on at Springfields to keep the family entertained.

From flower displays and classic cars to music, train rides and children’s games, there’s bound to be something to tickle your fancy.

While you’re in South Holland, why not visit some of the area’s other attractions?

Those on offer include Chain Bridge Forge, the Fun Farm and Laser Storm, Moulton Mill and Baytree Nurseries Garden Centre.

And don’t forget that many of the area’s churches put on stunning flower festivals to coincide with parade weekend.

nFor more information about Spalding Flower Parade, including a route map, pick up a copy of the official parade magazine.

It costs £2 and is available from the Lincolnshire Free Press office and other local newsagents.