Spalding Lincolnshire - Gary's home town, is a fairly average British fen town. There are some pretty houses along the river, it has a rich canal history, a weird long thin Chinese where they used to make rope in the oldendays (and now they make noodles), and you can get a great curry at the Indus restaurant.
On 29th May 1967 a certain Jimi Hendrix came to town, and for £1 you could see him, Cream, Pink Floyd and bunch of other 'new kids' get handy with their wah-wahs. But it wasn't until I was in Paris with Gary recently, while visiting the FAT club's secret lock-up, that I realized how much he loved his humble home town. He found a netball in the garden with the name emblazoned across it, picked it up and kissed it. BP
Even these Japanese Auto Racers are rocking Spalding.Spalding is also home of Sun-Pat