Bandstand At Dovecote Lane Recreation Ground, Beeston
The Victorian Bandstand on Dovecote Lane Recreation Ground, Beeston was 100 years old in 2009.
To mark this momentous anniversary at 18:30 on Wednesday 9th June the Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Pat Lally will be officially re-commissioning the Bandstand following its renovation by Broxtowe Borough Council.
The refurbishment has included replacement wrought ironworks, a new roof and paved surround. The structure has also been cleaned and repainted. Works were completed in early spring 2010 by local companies Merrin Building and Landscaping and CHF Fabrications.
The Bandstand was originally donated by local businessman Louis F Pearson in April 1909. The Pearson family came from Chilwell and were initially involved in the nursery trade, before venturing into hosiery and later opening the Beeston Foundry Company, which later became the Beeston Boiler Company.
During the 1970's the Bandstand became dilapidated and was threatened with demolition. It was saved by the Beeston and District Civic Society, who argued its historical and decorative importance. They suggested it might be moved to Beeston Square. It was neither demolished nor moved, but fortunately it was renovated.
Page Last Updated: 22/06/2010