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The Empty Bandstand


As part of the refurbishment in Stanley Park the bandstand has been given a make-over.  I have seen a number of these around over the years but I do not remember ever seeing one used for it's intended purpose. Maybe I've just been in the right place at the wrong time.


The Empty Bandstand


As part of the refurbishment in Stanley Park the bandstand has been given a make-over.  I have seen a number of these around over the years but I do not remember ever seeing one used for it's intended purpose. Maybe I've just been in the right place at the wrong time.


comments (9)

  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Mar 2010, 08:44
I did see George Melly and his band play from the one in Greewich Park in the early 1980's. Does that count?
Les Auld: I would have liked to have seen and heard that Mike, thanks for the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Mar 2010, 08:47
These are certainly fine Victorian things Les: the precursor to the radio
Les Auld: Bit difficult to tune in though Chris, thanks for the comment.
  • chad
  • wherever I hang my mask.
  • 16 Mar 2010, 09:26
That looks a fine bandstand Les.
Les Auld: It is indeed Chad, thanks for the comment.
Nothing like listening to a brass band in the bandstand, it doesn't seem to happen much as you say Les.
Les Auld: It is pleasant to sit in the sun and listern to the music, thanks for the comment Brian.
i really like the intricate work on this. nice capture
Les Auld: Typical Victorian cast iron Charles, thanks for the comment.
  • Cherise
  • Netherlands
  • 16 Mar 2010, 16:09
Love the colors!
Les Auld: Thanks for the comment Cherisse, appreciate it.
It's never over until the brass band stops playing ... Oh damn !

richard
Les Auld: It does creep up to you Richard, thanks for the comment.
I have seen them being used properly..but not often. Nice one Les.
Les Auld: How true Ron, thanks for the comment.
They've made a beautiful job of it - the metalwork is delightful Les
Les Auld: And it does derserve to be used, thanks for the comment Pamela.

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