Dave Houlden provided articles for the Spalding Guardian for a number of years in the late 1980's. This one from July 1987 is the earliest we've been able to unearth.
It was tough being the organiser, as this edition by Paul Dickinson published in August 87 shows. And John Toms and the Home Front are reminders of the difficulties of dictating your copy over the phone, no emails in those days.
Performing in the street at the late night shopping in December was a regular gig for the residents for several years. It makes you shiver now just thinking about it, but they were gamely taking the music to the people. The clog side never did get off the ground, though.