Posted: Fri 25th Mar 2016

Iconic Bandstand Gets A Summer Makeover /
This article is old - Published: Friday, Mar 25th, 2016

The Victoria Park bandstand in Cadoxton is receiving a renovation makeover in time for the summer ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Over the last couple of years the ceiling, bargeboards and soffits have shown signs of water damage and some rot. The Vale of Glamorgan Council has commissioned restoration work on the iconic bandstand in order to get it ready for a great season of events this summer. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Local craftsmen and carpenters from Woodspec Joinery Specialists are currently carrying out the repairs on the bandstand. This includes custom made stainless covers and rain channels to help prevent leaking on the upper tier. Larger drainage pipes and renovated gutters will ensure that water flows away from the roof. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cabinet Member for Visible and Leisure Services, Cllr Gwyn John, said: “With the old ceiling removed and work well underway sealing the upper tier, we are looking forward to seeing the finished result. Since the Bandstand was rebuilt in Victoria Park it has become a much loved landmark, and stage for some superb events and music concerts. It’s the centrepiece of the Cadstock Music Festival every year. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“This work will make sure that the bandstand will last for many years to come and will be ready for upcoming events, including African drumming, 2 brass band concerts, several fun-days and of course the Cadstock Festival.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The original Victoria Park bandstand was built in 1907 by Hill & Smith of Brierley Hill, West Midlands and survived until the late 1960s/early1970s. During restoration of Victoria Park in the early 2005 the bandstand was re-built as part of the Heritage Lottery funded reconstruction using the original plans, by the Heritage Engineering Company of Glasgow. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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