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Bandstand in West Park, Wolverhampton.


Bandstand in West Park, Wolverhampton.

Pride of place.

Having discovered East Park a couple of days ago, researching the Lysaght Tower revealed there was also a West Park. This, we learned, is actually nearer to where we are moored, so where better on today’s dog walk to have a look round this new location. This is on a much grander scale and we have only scratched the surface so far. However, I was particularly taken by this view of the Grade II listed bandstand overlooking the ornamental lakes.There are a lot of interesting features here and the conservatory just visible in the distance will no doubt be the subject of a later photograph. The park itself was opened on 6 June 1881 by the Mayor of Wolverhampton, Alderman Samuel Dickinson, as the “People’s Park” on the site of the former race course. Presented by the town’s long serving MP, Rt. Hon Charles Pelham Villiers, on 29 May 1882, the bandstand was restored in 2002.

Photograph Details:

  • Taken: 21 Apr 2020
  • Camera: Canon 5D MkIII
  • Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm 1:2.8 L II USM
  • Focal Length 27mm
  • F/5.6
  • 1/200 sec
  • ISO 100

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