Thursday, 12 November 2009

Spalding Rocks

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

7 comments:

giannis said...

i had Sun-Pat last Weekend In London... for first time... peanut butter with whole peanuts... mmmmm

User.One said...

From a Holbeachian, I must say that Spalding is not as good as Holbeach. Ner.

Sideburn Magazine said...

Holbeach? Did Hendrix ever stay there? Do they make American sporting goods in honour of the place? Do you have a long, thin Chinese restaurant (easily mistaken for a pub) that used to make rope?
And Spalding isn't my home town, just my adopted home. I'm from Leeds. G

User.One said...

I think Pink Floyd stayed in Holbeach, and it has the largest parish in the whole of England. It has more pubs per head than Spalding, at least it used to. I'm displaced now. I shall concede on the sporting goods.

stevie coles said...

if youre talking fen towns, then theres only one that has the straw bear every year. that WHITTLESEA!.
you can keep your flower show we rock wi the morris men!!!!!.

Anonymous said...

Chas Chandler took Jimmy all over the shop, he even played the cow & calf, Ilkley Moor (sans hat!?)

t said...

D e p t f o r d .. I lived next to an old church and cemetery.. used to scare the shit out of people when the car headlights would shine on the giant skulls at the entrance at the end of the lane.. "Where do you live?" Uhhh.. then the lane makes a left and there'd be sighs all around. Jimi got high in Deptford (not likely) I live in his old hood now.. park across the street is Jimi Hendrix park. Lots of people get high there(sure of it).