A coaching parade

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The Tulip Festival and Parade in Spalding took place on the first Saturday in May from 1959 through to 2013. In its day it was a major event in the coaching calendar with quite literally hundreds of vehicles descending on the Lincolnshire market town from all over the country. David Bell regularly took photographs of visiting coaches and this selection was taken between 1992 and 1995.

A Plaxton Leyland Leopard of Bygone Tours of Biddenden with a chassis that was one of five originally built as left-hand drive for export, but later converted to right-hand drive.


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