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Offline Paolo

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Folkestone Bandstands
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2013, 14:49:14 »
Folkestone Leas - built: before 1920; demolished: after 1930

There were originally two on the Leas.  The one demolished was opposite the Grand and Metropole Hotels.  The one remaining is opposite Clifton Gardens and bears a striking resemblance to the Ramsgate Bandstand.  Sadly, in today's local paper, it is reported to have be under a covenant prohibiting use for popular music.  Maybe the local Council will have a word with the landlords, the Radnor Estate. Back in the 50s and 60s there were regular performances by military bands.  The performers were shielded from the elements by sliding glazed doors.


There is a bandstand at the rear of the Council offices in Stade Street, which bears more than a passing resemblance to the Deal Bandstand.


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