We spent the bank holiday in Spalding, home of the nationally known bulb festival. My Dad went years ago and took cine film of it. Yes, that long ago. Ever since I’ve wanted to see it, and as I now live much closer checked the website last week to see when it was. The bank holiday weekend was it. But I was very sad to see that the local councils can no longer finance the parade. I’m glad I went. It was on my bucket list.
It’s been going since the 1930’s. Now, unless private backers can be found, the festival will continue but not the parade. It celebrated the bulb growing industry, and floats decorated with flowers paraded around the town. Here is what won’t be again in the future. Unless you know a backer….
Here’s what’s gone. Hopefully not forever. What would you miss?