18/05/2014

Spalding Tulip Parade in the nineties - part 2

For our latest photo feature, David Bell is sharing some of his photographs from the 'glory days' of the Spalding Tulip Parade when a large number of buses and coaches descended on the South Lincolnshire town for the once popular, but now discontinued event.

This feature which contains photographs from the early nineties is spread across three parts, if you missed the first part you can find it below this post.

Spalding Parade 90s 2
Fowlers Travel Plaxton Paramount bodied Leyland Tiger D154 HML, this coach was new to Pan Atlas in 1987 © David Bell.

Spalding Parade 90s 2
Another Plaxton Parmount bodied Leyland Tiger, this time operating with Lothian Buses is H72 NFS © David Bell.

Spalding Parade 90s 2
Seen here is Don's of Dunmow rare Jonckheere P35 bodied Dennis Lancet TXI 8756, this unusual vehicle has been featured on the blog before when David photographed it at the Newmarket Races back in 2011 © David Bell.

Spalding Parade 90s 2
This highly unusual vehicle is, according to Bus Lists On The Web a Castrosua Brisa 300 bodied Bedford YNT KGA 87Y is seen here with an unknown operator - anyone know who it was owned by when seen here let us know! It was new to Nationwide of Lanark in 1982 © David Bell.

Spalding Parade 90s 2
Here we have Luton & District Wadham Stringer bodied Leyland Swift F300 MNK, it was new to this operator in 1989 © David Bell.

Spalding Parade 90s 2
We finish this part with a slightly older vehicle, Duple Baby Dominant bodied Bedford VAM5 PFJ 351M seen here operating with Need-A-Bus, it was new to Greenslades in 1974 © David Bell.

Look out for part three of this feature - coming soon!