Introduction /Bandstands in Parks /Seafront Bandstands /Great Foundries of the 'Iron Age' /Decline and Revival /Further Reading /Gazetteer /Index
A unique study of an important and instantly recognisable part of British civic life.
Paul Rabbitts is a chartered landscape architect with over twenty years' experience in parks restoration. He has degrees in geography and landscape architecture, and has studied the history of lead mining in the Yorkshire Dales, as well as the history of parks in Carlisle. His interest in bandstands stems from his passion for parks and his subsequent role in the restoration of Albert Park in Middlesborough, where he was responsible for the replacement of the original Sun Foundry bandstand.