Memories of tulip cropping in South Holland

Tulip cropping in South Holland.
Tulip cropping in South Holland.
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No date is known for this image of people cropping tulips somewhere in South Holland.

Flower growing took off in the late 19th century and Spalding became famous as the centre of the bulb industry in the UK, hosting an annual flower parade each year until 2013.

The procession of floats was decorated using tulip petals, a by-product of bulb growing.