Added in 1926, the bandstand – with a conical red tiled roof and iron piers and railings, is the focus of the park. Surrounded by seasonal flower beds it reflects the more traditional Victorian view that the type of recreation on offer should be more focused on culture and be more rational than physical.
Over time, the bandstand became a focal point in the park especially in 1953 during Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation tour.
Located in a formal circular sunken area, this is often a favourite place for people to come and sit during the summer months. ‘Music in the park’ still takes place there and this is a popular spot for wedding photographs.