11:05AM, Saturday 11 April 2015
Following the Royal Borough’s news that a bandstand will be built in Alexandra Gardens, we thought you might like to see an image of the old one.
This photo was taken circa 1910 by the Express, and was kindly dug out of the archives by the Windsor and Royal Borough Museum at the Guildhall.
The original bandstand was put up when the gardens were first laid out around the turn of the 20th century, and, according to the council, was removed in the 1950s.
Now a new replica bandstand is set to be built as part of the For Queen and Community project, designed to mark Her Majesty hopefully becoming Britain’s longest-reigning monarch in September this year, and to recognise the borough’s large forces population.
It will be six-sided, with six panels featuring designs recording notable military events.
A council spokeswoman said that, weather permitting, the bandstand is expected to be in place by August and operational from September.
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