Place:Spalding, Lincolnshire, England

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NameSpalding
Alt namesSpallingesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 174
TypeTown
Coordinates52.783°N 0.152°W
Located inLincolnshire, England
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Spalding is a market town with a population of 28,722 (2011 census) on the River Welland in the South Holland district of Lincolnshire, England. Little London is a hamlet directly south of Spalding on the B1172, whilst Pinchbeck, a village to the north, is part of the built-up area.

The town was well known for its annual Spalding Flower Parade, dating from 1959, which attracted many regular visitors from around the world. The parade celebrated the region's vast tulip production and the link between the fens and the landscape of South Holland. The 2013 parade was announced to be the last. Since 2002 the town has held an annual Pumpkin Festival (not linked to Hallowe'en) in October.

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