SJ9295 : Victoria Park Bandstand

taken 8 years ago, near to Denton, Tameside, Great Britain

Victoria Park Bandstand
Victoria Park Bandstand
The Bandstand in Victoria Park, Denton.

The bandstand was designed and supplied by Hill & Smith Ltd, Ironfounders of Brierley Hill. It stands on an octagonal plinth and it has wrought/cast iron balustrading attached to cast-iron pillars that support a domed roof topped by an ornamental weather vane. It was erected by Hill & Smith Ltd between 1907 and 1913 at a cost of 172 10s 0d. The bandstand is now listed as a Grade II building.

In 2007 the bandstand was restored to its original condition by means of a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Tameside MBC's preservation of Historic Buildings Fund. The restoration work took three months to complete, the work being undertaken by Dorothea Restorations Ltd of Whaley Bridge, specialists in architectural and engineering metalwork conservation.

During the restoration, the layers of paint were analyzed and the results enabled it to be painted in its original colours.

On completion of the restoration, a celabratory event was held on Saturday, 16 June 2007 between 12:00 noon and 4:00pm with family entertainment being provided by Denton Brass Band, Musical Youth and a merry-go-round. LinkExternal link

SJ9295 : Bandstand Weather Vane
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Date Taken
Monday, 5 October, 2009   (more nearby)
Monday, 5 October, 2009
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 924 953 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:27.2640N 2:6.9278W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 924 952
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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