Spalding (Lincolnshire)

Spalding is a city on the Welland in the South Holland district in the county of Lincolnshire, England. Best known is the city as a growing area for vegetables and flowers, especially tulips, and their annual flower parade.

Spalding has been twinned with the German city of Speyer.


The name of the town goes back to the root of the Spaldingas who belonged to the fishing and settled in the area in the 6th century.


Spalding is in the East Anglian marsh and peat bog of the Fens, which extended to the North Sea ( The Wash ). The water came from the floods of the rivers Witham, Welland, Nene and Ouse. Spalding has been exposed to multiple floods. In the Middle Ages began with the draining of wetlands, but the flood danger was averted only after completion of the Coronation channel 1953. Today, many channels are in the area to recreational pursuits.