Millie (9) and Ellis (10) will make flower parade history

Prince: Elliot Newton
Prince: Elliot Newton

Weston Hills Primary School pupil Millie Weller and Pinchbeck East Primary School student Ellis Newton have guaranteed their place in local history.

For the youngsters will be the last ever Spalding Flower Parade princess and prince after wowing the judges at the Fun Farm in Weston on Tuesday evening.

Millie (9), of Cowbit, and Ellis (10), of Pinchbeck, will experience the day of a lifetime as flower parade royalty and get to travel on a float on May 4. They also get a new bike courtesy of Gibbons Cycles in Spalding.

Runners-up were Oliver Cropley (9), of West Pinchbeck, who attends Spalding Primary School, and Alexandra Gilman (10), of Spalding, who attends the town’s St John’s School.

They will play a starring role in the Moulton Chapel Flower Parade, on May 5.

In all, 55 children chatted to the judges – Jeremy Ransome, editor of the Spalding Guardian and Lincolnshire Free Press, and Karen Slator from the Fun Farm, who kindly supplied her premises for the event.

The evening was compered by Jan Whitbourn and Chris Carter from Tulip Radio.