Hyde Parks Bandstand
Thank you to Maria Slater for this excellent shot of the bandstand, looks very atmospheric in Black and White.
The bandstand was opened officially in 1922 on the 18th of May. It has played host to many music events and still does.
In the past such bands as the Band Of The Household Cavalry and the Black Watch have entertained the crowds here. Brass bands from many local works and colliery bands would have played here to large crowds of Hydonians.
The bandstand is a Grade 11 listed building and as such is on the List of buildings of special architectural or historic interest,where it is described as:
Bandstand. Late C19. Copper roof on cast iron columns and brick base. Octagonal canopy on columns placed at each corner. Base has ashlar dressings. Elaborate pierced cast iron arches span between the enriched columns which have crocket capitals. Similar pierced eaves brackets. Dome- shaped roof with decorative crown and weather-vane.