J5080 : Bandstand, Bangor

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Bandstand, Bangor
Bandstand, Bangor
Bandstand now located inside Castle Park Walled Garden. The bandstand, constructed at Walter Macfarlane & Co’s Saracen Foundry in Glasgow LinkExternal link , was originally sited at the bottom of Main Street in the town centre (visible on the left at LinkExternal link ). It was later moved to the coastal path near Pickie where, in recent years, it was neglected and fell into disrepair: J4982 : Bandstand, near Pickie [2] and J4982 : Dilapidated bandstand, Bangor. Happily it now appears to have been restored. J5080 : Bandstand, Bangor shows the foundry inscription.
Castle Park Walled Garden, Bangor
On the edge of Castle Park in Bangor is an old walled garden dating from around the 1840's. It was originally constructed to supply fruit and vegetables for the Ward family in nearby Bangor Castle J5081 : Bangor Town Hall. Long neglected, it underwent a regeneration in 2008-09 and was formally reopened to the public in April 2009. It now opens daily from roughly Easter to Halloween each year. The most striking aspects are two new installations - the major piece is the central water feature called ‘The Twister Twisting’ LinkExternal link ; nearby is a sculpture called the ‘Curved Horn’ LinkExternal link . A new glasshouse LinkExternal link has also been erected.

In early 2012 the second phase of the garden was opened to the public. This area includes a new cafe, toilets, glasshouse and the restored bandstand which had fallen into disrepair near Pickie.
Manhole covers, foundry products etc, Northern Ireland
A series of photographs showing manhole covers, fire hydrants, gratings, foundry products, foundry plaques and inscriptions etc, in Northern Ireland.
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2012
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Saturday, 14 April, 2012   (more nearby)
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Monday, 16 April, 2012
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Historic sites and artefacts  Park and Public Gardens  Suburb, Urban fringe 
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Bangor  Castle Park Walled Garden 
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Irish: geotagged! J 505 808 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:39.1708N 5:40.0799W
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Irish: geotagged! J 505 807
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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