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Tulip Time in South Lincolnshire

With a Tulip Queen and acres of brilliant bright flowers to see tourists clog the roads of Spalding in search of a perfect field of blooms.

Amateur film 1953 10 mins Silent

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Tulip Time was the name given to the annual horticultural displays in the fields surrounding Spalding in South Lincolnshire. Long a tourist attraction, the display of bright flowers developed into a parade of floats decorated with cut blooms. This film, produced for the Tulip Time Committee, pre-dates the parades but gives an early indication of the popularity of Tulip Time, with visitors being advised to stay away on Sundays because of severe traffic congestion.