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 Photo-a-Day      (Wednesday, 18th April, 2012) Views: 3,062 
Bandstand
 Bandstand   by John Barton  (Canon EOS 60D)
A closer look at he refurbished bandstand in Mesnes Park.

Comment by alan on 18th April 2012 at 00:03
A lovely job they made of it. How about a photo showing a band playing there ?


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 18th April 2012 at 02:54
I`ll bet this fine photo, John, was taken in our summer - end of last March !! For 65 old photo`s of Mesnes Park, including the bandstand in 1925, click on Album, Places, Mesnes Park in wiganworld. An aerial photo shows where everything is.


Comment by Maggie K on 18th April 2012 at 08:49
A photo with a band there would be great. I remember the bands playing as a little girl. As Ernest says there are many interesting photos under the heading Places, Mesnes Park which looks like it is not visited much.


Comment by John on 18th April 2012 at 09:33
Almost correct Ernest! April 1st, 9:30 Sunday morning !! The new dome looked great shining in the early crisp sun.


Comment by aitch on 18th April 2012 at 10:14
that wasnt taken in the summer Ernie, the trees are still bare of leaves


Comment by Hilary on 18th April 2012 at 11:04
Beautiful photograph of a beautiful building in perfect weather - a great advertisement for Wigan!


Comment by dot on 18th April 2012 at 11:23
Very majestic looking. They have certainly pulled out the stops in this transformation. As Ernest says it would be nice to see a shot of the brass band playing underneath it. Good clear shot showing all the details.


Comment by David Barker on 18th April 2012 at 12:16
Good detailed photo John,will the council have security patrols round the park after dark I wonder?.


Comment by Mick Lyons on 18th April 2012 at 13:10
David Barker if you want to volunteer to patrol 'the park after dark' then step forward!


Comment by David Barker on 18th April 2012 at 17:57
No thanks Mick,I'm frightened of the dark lol.


Comment by Jean F (Wales) on 18th April 2012 at 19:41
Super picture John...thanks.


Comment by Brendell on 18th April 2012 at 21:25
I remember in the early 60's dancing round the bandstand to music played by a local group (can't remember the name). This would be on a Sunday evening in the Summer. Lovely time was had by all.


Comment by Ernest Pyke on 18th April 2012 at 23:09
I`m fairly sure that I watched the legendary Glen Miller Band perform during the Second World War in this bandstand. I know for certain that they performed at Burtonwood air base on 27th July 1944.


Comment by Bernard Mullallaney on 20th September 2012 at 09:40
Hi John there are some great photos on this site but u have captured the moment, simplicity, colour and beauty. and well situated in the center of the lense.
John did u work as a draughtaman at Walmsleys ???


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