Mum drove a float in ‘64

Mary Parker drove this float at Spalding Flower Parade in 1964, with help from her daughter Yvonne.
Mary Parker drove this float at Spalding Flower Parade in 1964, with help from her daughter Yvonne.
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In response to the story regarding the first female to drive a float in the tulip parade, please see this photo of the small float that my mum drove in the 1964 tulip parade for the Townswomens Guild.

She was Mary Parker, of Park Road, Spalding.

I was only nine years old at the time and stood inside the float all the way around the route helping her to navigate through the crowds as she only had the slit in the fish’s mouth to see through.

Yvonne Rippon

Pilgrims Way

Spalding