History of Bandstands

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Paul Rabbitts, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. Paul Rabbitts

    Paul Rabbitts New Member

    I am new to the mouthpiece.com but as an ex Cornet / Tenor Horn player, know the world quite well. I am currently writing a book on the history of bandstands and am building up a database of known existing bandstands as well as those lost over recent years. What I am after is names of bandstands, where they are and what is known about them, past or present. Also images of any you have would be really appreciated.
    Can you email them to me on prabbitts@hotmail.co.uk

    Many thanks

    Paul Rabbitts
    112 Bates Avenue
    Co. Durham
    DL3 0JE
  2. RobBari

    RobBari Member

    Go to www.tredegar.co.uk for photos of the traditional bandstand in Bedwellty park, Tredegar
  3. Independent Silver Band

    Independent Silver Band Active Member

    Are you looking strictly in the U.K. or world wide? One of the most impressive is in St. Louis Missouri, U.S.A.
  4. Janet Watkins

    Janet Watkins Member

    You will be spoilt for choice of research material on this website!
  5. Paul Rabbitts

    Paul Rabbitts New Member

    cheers for these. Am only looking at UK ones so far....
  6. Paul Rabbitts

    Paul Rabbitts New Member

    Got this one, its an amazing site....
  7. The Wherryman

    The Wherryman Active Member

    I notice that all images on this site are "copyright of www.tredgar.co.uk unless otherwise stated".
  8. StellaJohnson

    StellaJohnson Active Member

    Buxton (Derbyshire) has a bandstand in the pavillion gardens which we regularly play. It was rebuilt in 1997 in memory of Don Redfern who was a past player/conductor of Burbage. Bands play 2-4 every Sunday from april through to September
    hope u find this useful
  9. nevillebros

    nevillebros New Member

  10. andywooler

    andywooler Supporting Member

    Last edited: Sep 11, 2009
  11. tpcornet12

    tpcornet12 Member

  12. Independent Silver Band

    Independent Silver Band Active Member

  13. Independent Silver Band

    Independent Silver Band Active Member

    By the way, when you are going to be in this area, let me know. I will try to make connections. We play in St. Louis at least twice a year.
  14. tpcornet12

    tpcornet12 Member

    I was in canada for the Nova Scotia tattoo and spotted this amazing bandstand in a lovely park in Halifax. It really should be utilised during the Tattoo Festival. I don't know of its history or seen it used though.

  15. Paul Rabbitts

    Paul Rabbitts New Member

    Archive footage required


    Ive been contacted by Objective Productions who are doing a documentary on BBC4 with Dan Cruikshank on the History of Parks and this will include bandstands:clap:. What they are looking for is some archive film footage of a brass band playing on a bandstand - if anyone has some footage, can they email me on prabbitts@hotmail.co.uk Its required pretty urgently:biggrin:

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