Bog, paperback British Bandstands af Paul Rabbitts

British Bandstands

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Respected park historian Paul Rabbitts looks at the fascinating history of bandstands in Britain. 180

Respected park historian Paul Rabbitts looks at the fascinating history of bandstands in Britain. 180

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9781445665504
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96
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15-05-2017
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Respected park historian Paul Rabbitts looks at the fascinating history of bandstands in Britain. 180
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Bandstands have been a feature of the British way of life for well over a century but after the Second World War an increasing number fell into disuse and were neglected. Sadly, many were demolished as public parks and seaside resorts went into a spiral of decline in the 1980s and 1990s. However, in 1997 the Heritage Lottery Fund started investing in our public parks and gardens and this has seen the rediscovery of bandstands which has continues to this day. Former Director of the Heritage Lottery Fund, Dr Stewart Harding has described them as 'wonderfully exotic structures that are at once very familiar and also alien in their strange designs - looking like UFOs, Moorish temples, rustic cottages or Chinese pavilions'. Many have been restored in the last twenty years, over 120 funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, from Aberdeen to Aberystwyth, Nairn to Nottingham, Watford to Worcester. These restorations mark a rebirth of the British Bandstand and this is celebrated in this book with imaginative restorations, designs and new usage for one of our most iconic British landmarks - the British bandstand.

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