Strike Up The Band

I’ve found dates for this wonderful Grade II listed octagonal Coalbrookedale Company cast iron bandstand of 1871, 1880 and 1891 – take your pick.

Whatever – it’s fantastic, beautifully maintained – and still used for its original purpose. I was wandering through the park on Sunday and came across the Wantage Silver Band playing for a couple of hundred people sitting on rugs, deckchairs or just the grass, enjoying picnics and the sunshine.

The Greenwich Concert Band will be playing there on the 19th – details here. A lovely way to while away a Sunday afternoon – let’s hope the weather improves…


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