Flying the Flag for Spalding

Tulip Radio joins in the Magna Carta celebrations
Tulip Radio joins in the Magna Carta celebrations
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Tulip Radio was recently invited to take part in one of the many events being held to mark the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta.

The Lincolnshire Co-op’s project ‘Radiating Signals’ has involved engaging communities throughout Lincolnshire to help design a flag which clearly identifies each major town in the county with their local industry or a significant event. Spalding was fortunate in that two flags were created highlighting tulips, King John’s lost jewels and agriculture, amongst other themes.

The flags were paraded around Lincoln and its castle last weekend in a somewhat rain affected ceremony with Jan Whitbourn and Chris Carter of Tulip Radio invited to be Spalding’s flag bearers for this unique event.

Jan said: “It was such a great honour to be invited and the rain just didn’t seem to matter to either of us nor the other 30 flag bearers.

“We went up on the castle walls and our flags were fixed to the balustrades of the battlements for all to see, it was wonderful.”

This year Lincoln has organised a special exhibition of the Magna Carta with a purpose-built visitor centre so that people can have the chance to view the document in surroundings that reflect the times and give visitors an insight into the sort of lives led by local people 800 years ago.