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Spalding is located in South Holland at the centre of a major region of vegetable and flower cultivation, due to the rich silty soil, which mainly comprises drained, recovered marshland or estuary. Within Spalding and the surrounding areas you will find many garden centres and plant nurseries, as well as a thriving agricultural industry and various vegetable packing plants.
The main vegetables grown in the rich fertile soils are carrots, potatoes, peas, barley, wheat, oats, lettuce, broccoli, spinach, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and kale. The vast majority of these are grown to be sold to the larger concerns such as supermarkets and food processors.
Spalding is often Known as The Heart of the Fens, and has been long famous as a centre of the tulip bulb industry. Unfortunately the flower industry has become less important since the early 21st century which has resulted in a marked decrease to the spring rows of brightly coloured tulip fields in bloom. Interestingly at its peak, the Spalding Tulip Parade attracted more than one hundred thousand visitors, but by 2012, fewer than forty thousand attended
- Spalding has plenty to offer for enjoyment and to keep you entertained. There are a numerous historic buildings, with four excellent museums in and around the town. An active arts centre stages concerts, theatre productions and film screenings ( though this has been subject to Covid lockdown) along with the sports complex.
- The River Welland which flows through Spalding is home to the famous Spalding Water Taxi ( think of Venice without the Cornettos), which launched in July 2005 and runs from Easter until October. The water taxi is a very popular tourist attraction, providing a thirty-minute single journey from the High Street to the award-winning Springfields Shopping Outlet and Gardens and back
- The population of Spalding is just over 28,000. (Thirty one thousand if the large village of Pinchbeck to the north of the town is included)
- Interesting watery fact – in 1763 the only Road from and to Spalding was called Horsegate Roft. If you look on a map it is shown on a map as the present line of the A16. All other transport to and from Spalding was via water.