Just one meeting to report on between us and Spalding United so far; us beating the Tulips during the 1986-7 FA Cup. At the time, the Tulips were playing in the Northern Counties East League; later switching into the Southern League and then back to the United Counties League. The chances of a reunion any time soon are sadly limited.
Spalding United: The Facts
Sir Halley Stewart Field
Winfrey Avenue, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE11 1DA
Spalding United Travel Information – Distance: 78 miles
Go north on the A1(M) and A1 for Peterborough and continue onto the bit of motorway up there. Leave at Junction 17 for the A1139 Fletton Parkway towards Spalding and continue along for eight miles.
Take the third exit at the roundabout for the A47 and then – soon after – the first exit at the roundabout by a Travelodge for Crowland Road. In 1.7 miles, continue onto Peterborough Road. After another 1.9 miles, take the third exit at the roundabout onto the A16 and stick with it for 8.4 miles. After you cover that distance, take the second exit at the roundabout.
You’re not on the A16 any more (nor the A1175) at this point. But never fear. Continue on for the B1172. Turn left as you come into Spalding, turning right after crossing the bridge to stay on the B1172. After Homebase, turn left onto Westlde Street (still the B1172) and continue onto New Road. Turn right onto Swan Street and then right onto Winfrey Avenue.
There are some Pay and Display car parks right across from the ground, as well as some limited (but free) parking within a few minutes’ walk. This free parking can be limited to a three-hour stay at peak times, however.
Services to: PETERBOROUGH
Come out of the station on the side of the Sainsbury’s superstore. If you can, cut through the car park in a straight line (pretty much) across to the ground.
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