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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 18th April, 2012)

Bandstand


Bandstand
A closer look at he refurbished bandstand in Mesnes Park.

Photo: John Barton  (Canon EOS 60D)
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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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