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Spalding Flower Parade organiser Stephen Timewell introduces new attractions to the 2024 event

The biggest event in the history of Spalding Flower Parade is being promised by the organiser – with the full line-up for May now confirmed.

Stephen Timewell is adding new attractions to this year’s event – including an illuminated float display in the evening – to entertain the thousands of people who are expected to descend on Spalding on May 11 and 12.

Mr Timewell revived the parade in 2023 – ten years after it was last held and is currently undergoing a search to find the Spalding Flower Queen for 2024.

A float at a previous parade. PHOTO: SUBMITTED
A float at a previous parade. PHOTO: SUBMITTED

This year’s parade will follow the theme of movies – with 60 business, schools and community groups signed up to take part.

Mr Timewell said: “Since the parade started in the 50s, there has never been a parade like it, this is certainly the biggest parade in Spalding’s history.

“The only thing I can’t guarantee is the weather – however I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

Spalding Flower Parade organiser Stephen Timewell
Spalding Flower Parade organiser Stephen Timewell

“There are over 500 people in the parade, all in costumes based on this year’s theme of movie titles.”

Home Alone, Love Actually, How to Train Your Dragon along with The Sound of Music and Dumbo are some of themes of this year’s floats.

This year will differ with an evening illuminated display on the Castle Sports ground, followed by the floats on display on Sunday.

The weekend will also include 60 craft and charity stalls, family activities and entertainment.

Mr Timewell added: “I genuinely want to keep Spalding on the map.

“These community events are vital to the economy in the town and of course, preserving the heritage that we were once so proud of.”

“We already have 28 coaches booked in from as far away as Devon, Cornwall and Newcastle.

“It’s time to show what Spalding can do.”

The parade route will start at 11am​ at the Castle Sports Ground on Pinchbeck Road

​The 2024 Spalding Flower Parade lineup is:

- Past Flower Queens including the 2023 Ambassador and deputy sponsored by Carrington Steam Rally

- The 2024 Spalding Flower Queen and Deputy sponsored by Aphoenix Care

- Huntbridge Marching Band

- Quadrophenia with local scooter owners and clubs

- Breakdown vehicle courtesy of Pecks

- Pirates of the Caribbean by the Black Pearl Theatre Company

- King Kong by Calthrops Solicitors

- Super Mario Brothers by Simon Barker Plumbing & Heating

- 101 Dalmatians by Spalding Girl Guides

- Vaders Raiders Star Wars Costume Group

- Eye of the Tiger by Bakkavor

- Best Marigold Hotel by Country Court Care

- Sound of Music by Spalding Choir

- Peter Pan by the Spalding Husbands

- The 2024 Jersey Flower Queen from St Helier, Jersey

- Home Alone by Ark Property Centre

- Filipino Community Group from Peterborough

- Easy Rider by Simstan Ltd

- Dumbo by Baytree Garden Centre

- WWII Military vehicles from Clive Fletcher

- WWII Military vehicles from Jill Pannell

- Romford Drum & Trumpet Corps

- Steampunks of Lincolnshire

- Wizard of Oz by Ayscoughfee Hall School

- Sword in the Stone by the Young Farmers

- World of Disney by SADOS & St.Paul's School

- Shrek by TESS CIC

- Love Actually by Cannon Williamson Accountants

- Breakdown vehicle courtesy of Pecks

- Alice in Wonderland by Aphoenix Care

- Phantom Knights Marching Band

- History of Musicals by Here 4 U

- Moulin Rouge by the salons of Spalding

- Pinchbeck Carnival

- Holbeach Town Band

- Moulton Chapel Parish

- Wedding Singer by Crown Hall Farm

- A Knight's Tale by Spalding Round Table

- Harry Potter by Boxes of Hope

- Gnomio & Juliet by Holbeach Horticultural Society

- Train Your Dragon by Coveris

- Bend it like Beckham by Spalding United Football Club

- ARC Mobile Night Club

- Dark Knight by BMR Transport

- Little Mermaid by Smalley's Hot Tubs

- Dambusters by Tanglewood care Home

- 13th Coventry Scout Band

- Pete's Dragon by Ashwood Homes

- Wonder Woman by Agenda Cleaning Services

- Bee the Movie by GeeTee Bulb Company

- The Greatest Showman by LT Acro

- Back to the Future by Wood Lane School, Fleet

- Musicals of the 80s by Diamondz School of Dance

- Trikes

- Smart Cabs Flower Parade vehicle

- Lithuanian Community of Spalding

- Lincolnshire Air Ambulance

- Sezanne Walk Community

- Spalding Marching Ambassadors Band

- Breakdown vehicle courtesy of the Young Farmers

Visit www.spaldingflowerparade.org.uk for further information.

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