Monday, 24 May 2010

The band plays ...

Phew, it's been the hottest weekend of the year so far, with temperatures around 27°C. (OK, I know that's cool compared with the temperatures that some are acclimatised to - but the whole point is I'm NOT acclimatised! I haven't even had my sandals on yet this year!)

The sunshine happened to coincide with the grand opening of the restored Roberts Park in Saltaire on Saturday, providing a grand day out for hundreds of people. Most visitors were local - I bumped into lots of my friends and at least half of my church congregation!
Many people took picnics and the newly refurbished Half Moon Café was thronged and doing a roaring trade in drinks, ice creams and BBQ food - well done Wendy and Hazel!

The official opening was performed by the Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor John D Godward.
Afterwards The Hammonds Saltaire Band (see my blog of 28 December) christened the new bandstand, which replaces the original Victorian one that was demolished long ago. They played a specially commissioned fanfare, composed and conducted by Bradford composer Jonathan Brigg, before moving on to a lively selection of more traditional brass band pieces. (Oh, I do love a bit of brass band music!)

7 comments:

  1. I heard that Roberts Park had been re-opened and we were anticipating a blog post! I look forward to seeing the park minus orange tape :)

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  2. Fantastic and nice !!Loved the post !!

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  3. Glad you had such wonderful weather for the event. And I agree, there are few things that can beat a good brass band.

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  4. Sounds like a fun day! It has been 100 degrees (F) here for the past couple of days. It seems we had a very short spring and are now into summer.

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  5. What a fun shot. It looks like so many people are having such a pleasant time. This just puts a smile on my face.

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  6. Great "spots" of color all over the place!

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  7. What is it with this unseasonably hot weather? We've had it here too, but I'll take it in favor of damp and rainy! ~Lili

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