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Tulip Radio was once again host for the preliminary interviews for the final Flower Queen competition.

As in previous years, two of the judges, Jan Whitbourn and editor of the Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian, Jeremy Ransome, met all the contestants for this prestigious competition so they could be whittled down to five for the finals at Ayscoughfee Hall.

Jeremy and the Lincolnshire Free Press were an integral part of the Flower Queen competition last year and once again this year’s event is being comprehensively covered by our local paper.

Jeremy has been in his post as editor for two years now and has recently been in the spotlight for judging the 2013 Spalding Guardian Local Business Accelerators. He’s also involved with local schools such as Ayscoughfee Hall and Cowbit Primary to help promote the study of media and journalism.

Prior to his posting in Spalding, he served as deputy editor and columnist for the Lynn News, most notably providing a candid view into family life with his “My Family” series.

Now that five final contestants have been selected to attend the reception at Ayscoughfee Hall on March 15, the whole judging panel will have a difficult decision to make when South Holland’s last ever Flower Queen is crowned.

The winner will ride atop a specially constructed float which will lead the final parade through the streets of Spalding on Saturday, May 4.

The theme for the final Spalding flower parade is “Let’s Celebrate” and Tulip Radio looks forward to a truly memorable day when many local people will be watching the parade finish in style.