Picking tulips near Fulney, Spalding, Lincolnshire

Picking tulips near Fulney, Spalding, Lincolnshire
Photograph taken May 1951 © Copyright Historic England Archive ref: AA98/09310

The tulip was introduced into Europe in the 16th century from Turkey and takes its name from the French word for turban. Here two women remove the flower heads manually in order to promote bulb development.