Watford's Bandstand returns to Cassiobury Park
21st June 2016
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More than 100 years ago, Watford's bandstand was erected in Cassiobury Park.

Having been moved to a position outside Watford's library and falling into disrepair, it is finally making a triumphant return, as part of the £6.5 million restoration of the park.

Two thirds of the money has come from the Big Lottery and Heritage Lottery Fund. Watford Borough Council has used money collected from developers building homes in the town to contribute up to £2 million towards the project.

Restoring the now rotten Bandstand will be no easy task; the octagonal roof is particularly difficult as it needs to fit perfectly with each of the columns. Luckily this challenge has fallen to Dominic Liptrot, who heads up Lost Art Ltd of Wigan – an award winning company that recently recreated a royal Bandstand in Windsor as part of the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations.

There will be a grand opening in the coming weeks, so for more information about the Bandstand and Cassiobury Park's restoration, please click here and search for 'Cassiobury'.

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