Friday, 30 December 2011
I don't think I have posted a photo before showing the close-up detail of a column of the bandstand in Roberts Park. (See my post last Tuesday for a photo of the whole structure.) There was originally a modest bandstand in Victorian times but it was dismantled at some stage. During the restoration of the park in 2010 the bandstand was re-instated. On the website of Chris Topp, wrought iron works, I've recently come across a fascinating account of how the design evolved, from a series of drawings made by children at Saltaire Primary School, who combined the two ideas of 'music' and 'park'. The result was these colourful horns blowing flowers. Actually there are four different designs for the capitals. The account is, I think, worth reading and the results worth studying.