The bandstand

 

Grade II listed, is the Bandstand in Handsworth Park. The Ordnance Survey, carried out about 1913, and published just before the end of the War in 1917, clearly shows it at the top end of the Park, near to Holly Road. It also shows a much smaller Bandstand, down by the ornamental Lake. Source

A late C19 bandstand (listed grade II). Standing on an octagonal brick and stone drum, the bandstand comprises ornate cast-iron columns which support an ogee-domed roof rising in two stages to a weathervane finial. The bandstand, originally constructed in 1891, was moved to its present location in 1907 (Parklands 1998) from a position 190m east of Park House (Grove House, located approximately where the Wellbeing Centre is now). Source 

The bandstand is another feature which was restored in the early 2000's.

Refurbished Bandstand

Refurbished Bandstand

The bandstand from the opening in 2006 by Peter Vickers.

Bandstand from the path

Bandstand from the path

The Bandstand seen from a distance. Thanks to Linda Baddeley for sharing on Facebook.

Spring Bandstand

Spring Bandstand

Photograph taken by Lee Southall in Spring 2015

Map Picture

Map Picture

This picture shows a clear view of the weather vane on the top of the bandstand.

1910

1910

This clearly shows it at the top end of the Park, near to Holly Road. It also shows a much smaller Bandstand, down by the ornamental Lake. Does anyone know when it was moved? and what happened to the smaller one?

Bandstand

Bandstand

Across the Lake

Across the Lake

The Bandstand in the distance, viewed from across the ornamental lake.

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