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Moulton Chapel Tuliptime in the sunshine




The 38th Moulton Chapel Tuliptime Parade was blessed with radiant sunshine and an assortment of entertainment on Sunday.

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Moss Mad Hatter's Float pulled by steam. Photo by Tim Wilson. SG060518-191TW. (1921713)

Families came out to enjoy the annual event, led by the traditional parade of floats which included the one carrying Tuliptime Queen Sadie Groom, princesses Ava Mason and Lexie-Mae Budworth and prince Ashton Harris.

Live music was provided by Holbeach Town Band, 60s and 70s tribute band Retrospekt, Moulton Chapel Primary School and Spalding Folk Club.

There were also demonstrations by Endana School of Dance and Harmony Majorettes, as well as classic car and vintage tractor displays, decorated bikes, craft stalls and a scarecrow festival.

Jenny Stanberry, chairman of the organising committee, said: “We had a lot more people attending than in previous years and everybody said it was one of the best Tuliptime Parades we’d had for a while.

Endana School of Dance. Photo: SG060518-181TW. (1924404)
Endana School of Dance. Photo: SG060518-181TW. (1924404)

“Thankfully, one big plus point for us was that the sun did shine and there were quite a few more local organisations involved in the parade.

“There was some really good music from Holbeach Town Band, Spalding Folk Club, Moulton Chapel Primary School and Retrospekt, the floats were good and we had Harmony Majorettes, who hadn’t taken part in a Tuliptime Parade for quite a few years.

“We also had a very good turnout for the craft fair at Moulton Chapel Youth and Community Centre and there were a lot of people from the surrounding villages.

“Spalding United youth football team also organised a ‘kickaround’ on the playing field.”

Jenny admitted that just a small committee of volunteers was responsible for organising the parade.

But, she added: “There was a general, feel-good, party atmosphere about the day and people's whole attitude seemed to brighten with a bit of sunshine.”



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