Old bandstand needs help. New railings required. Maritime feel

Greetings from Liverpool,
Really hope some great artists can help out with a community project.

To reimagine the lost railings with some of its maritime roots. Post width is roughly 122" height 30"

We removed over 115 years of paint from its legs back in 2015, it was close a lot was rotten which we restored then painted, unfunded and taking time off work. The local council then replaced its roof, the structure was safe…

If you where to raise the titanic, you would find a collection box onboard, for an orphanage that sits asside our park.

Wild bill performed in the park when he visited liverpool

Park and buildings history that i researched, if any would be artists fancy designing any amazing railings for our group, we plan to approach the management at a local shipyard, to see if their their apprentices would have the time to create such rails, and install.

Drone footage taken before we restored its legs.

https://vimeo.com/66472618/recommended?fbclid=IwAR04QbX9Ty7FjZJ4u9HhZ5nnHcUum_H3BozWkkqyaY8FrbTvRFSfnpMI7nw

Thinking ships wheel, cannons white star, cunard, blue funnel line there where many more… lancashire rose.

Liverpools first public park 1868

Please if your able, read some of its history, and maybe help create some of your own.

If anyone can help any further with some graphics adding a band or adding ambience towards our goal of attaching electricity to the structure or some wireframe graphics, help us bring our structure to life. So we can spark ourselves.

Best regards.

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Should of posted this article when it was published my bad.

Back in 2013 some of us came together, Friends of the Park, Fairfield Residents Association member Lynd (Our new best friend) powered our new transformer (jimmys) in Kensington I think, great price too, a Manager from Cammel Lairds donated some 110 cables (we would need them), I went out and bought a few cheap grinders, we where off !!

Our objective was to bring Newsham Parks Bandstand back to life. Its legs where pretty corroded gaping holes in its struts (legs) #newshampark over a fifteen week period and numerous man hrs we removed over a 100 years of rust(veneers), replaced the corroded steel and gave it a fresh coat the structure was built in 1898, the city acted accordingly and replaced its roof !!

We had saved this Grade II listed at risk structure.

It was tough some days not many people turned up, it was great when fresh faces arrived, every weekend we would plug said transformer into Lynds energy supply lay out a large section of cables must of been 100m, unpack the tools from Christine ashworths car, then set up.

Some days where pretty pitiful not many people wanted forced labour lol. A bit like zero hrs contracts flipped with the work but no pay.

Some days no one turned up, it was great when people did.

There was an awakening, Once people realised there was an effort to save the structure and bring music back to the park, numbers bolstered bacon butties came forth. Thanks Fairfield Residents Association, and Vinny great bloke, (forced labour) loves the wildlife, and a pint.

Our troops grew strength, morale improved and work rate doubled, thanks to all the people that cared and donated their energy and time. :heart:

Moving forward.

Yesterday there was a small informal meeting at the bandstand in Newsham Park, Liverpools first public park (1868) Cllr Billy Lake​​ had called the meeting , in attendance where park and city officials, members of the Fairfield Residents Association, and members of the public.

On the agenda our trusty bandstand (top priority) still strong, but worn.

The Friends Of Newsham Park has been inactive and needs to be reestablished a constitution needs to be decided upon, adopted and charitable status needs to be obtained. Our park needs restoring!! Rightly so.

Our city officials, Cllr Billy Lake groups and associations that where in attendance along with caring people an accord was brokered.

The city will pay for the cost of steel, then when a design can be agreed upon, we can figure out its cost. Once it’s cost has been identified we will undertake to have them built. Once timescales have been established a series of events will occur,

So far no designs have been submitted were reaching out at this stage, there must be someone in this city, I would hope.

To be quite Frank it needs to be sturdy and strong 1" by 2" top and bottom rails 124" long 30" high solid steel with a simple wooden rail along with links to our shipping past steering wheels nautical objects, plaques of names and organisations perhaps issmay white star cunard.

Any kid who’s creative on photoshop could create one quite frankly, and we need help, because the only thing stopping the bandstand in Newsham Park being made safe, and brought back into usage within the city is you, your uncle or your aunt or your gran, so if your OK with photoshop or know a graphic designer bend his ear, the city have agreed to restore its power and we will work on a program of events.

So submit designs so if you know an arty person and would like to see your work proudly standing for hopefully another 100 years on what was once neglected (not now) will be reborn with events and bands, to be agreed upon once timescales have been identified for commencement of restoration phase.

Am sure the music level amps will be restricted by local officials, (spoilsports) these events will be well managed and maintained, toilet facilities will be removed before and after any such events.

Cleanups will be undertaken after any events. I am sure the kids and people will realise something is happening and take pride, in this structure love and treasure it for many years to come.

Please reach out, the only thing stopping this once proud structure having its whether vein replaced(Crowning) will be after designs have been submitted agreed upon, by the Council officials, community groups and associations and members of the public and its power restored, and its first band performance, Rock Jazz who knows, the drummer from the farm lives not too far from there, and micks at the other end, in da beats he was on in sefton park bandstand a few weeks back looked grand.

Something similar to the style of the bandstand in Albert Park but with a nautical feel, the railings where stolen or damaged in the 80s it would be great if a member of the public or the press had imagery of its original rails maybe get recast.

Back in 2013 some of us came together, Friends of the Park, Fairfield Residents Association member Lynd (Our new best friend) powered our new transformer (jimmys) in Kensington I think, great price too, a Manager from Cammel Lairds donated some 110 cables (we would need them), I went out and bought a few cheap grinders, we where off !!

Our objective was to bring Newsham Parks Bandstand back to life. Its legs where pretty corroded gaping holes in its struts (legs) #newshampark over a fifteen week period and numerous man hrs we removed over a 100 years of rust(veneers), replaced the corroded steel and gave it a fresh coat the structure was built in 1898, the city acted accordingly and replaced its roof !!

We had saved this Grade II listed at risk structure.

It was tough some days not many people turned up, it was great when fresh faces arrived, every weekend we would plug said transformer into Lynds energy supply lay out a large section of cables must of been 100m, unpack the tools from Christine ashworths car, then set up.

Some days where pretty pitiful not many people wanted forced labour lol. A bit like zero hrs contracts flipped with the work but no pay.

Some days no one turned up, it was great when people did.

There was an awakening, Once people realised there was an effort to save the structure and bring music back to the park, numbers bolstered bacon butties came forth. Thanks Fairfield Residents Association, and Vinny great bloke, (forced labour) loves the wildlife, and a pint.

Our troops grew strength, morale improved and work rate doubled, thanks to all the people that cared and donated their energy and time. :heart:

Moving forward.

Yesterday there was a small informal meeting at the bandstand in Newsham Park, Liverpools first public park (1868) Cllr Billy Lake​​ had called the meeting , in attendance where park and city officials, members of the Fairfield Residents Association, and members of the public.

On the agenda our trusty bandstand (top priority) still strong, but worn.

The Friends Of Newsham Park has been inactive and needs to be reestablished a constitution needs to be decided upon, adopted and charitable status needs to be obtained. Our park needs restoring!! Rightly so.

Our city officials, Cllr Billy Lake groups and associations that where in attendance along with caring people an accord was brokered.

The city will pay for the cost of steel, then when a design can be agreed upon, we can figure out its cost. Once it’s cost has been identified we will undertake to have them built. Once timescales have been established a series of events will occur,

So far no designs have been submitted were reaching out at this stage, there must be someone in this city, I would hope.

To be quite Frank it needs to be sturdy and strong 1" by 2" top and bottom rails 124" long 30" high solid steel with a simple wooden rail along with links to our shipping past steering wheels nautical objects, plaques of names and organisations perhaps issmay white star cunard.

Any kid who’s creative on photoshop could create one quite frankly, and we need help, because the only thing stopping the bandstand in Newsham Park being made safe, and brought back into usage within the city is you, your uncle or your aunt or your gran, so if your OK with photoshop or know a graphic designer bend his ear, the city have agreed to restore its power and we will work on a program of events.

So submit designs so if you know an arty person and would like to see your work proudly standing for hopefully another 100 years on what was once neglected (not now) will be reborn with events and bands, to be agreed upon once timescales have been identified for commencement of restoration phase.

Am sure the music level amps will be restricted by local officials, (spoilsports) these events will be well managed and maintained, toilet facilities will be removed before and after any such events.

Cleanups will be undertaken after any events. I am sure the kids and people will realise something is happening and take pride, in this structure love and treasure it for many years to come.

Please reach out, the only thing stopping this once proud structure having its whether vein replaced(Crowning) will be after designs have been submitted agreed upon, by the Council officials, community groups and associations and members of the public and its power restored, and its first band performance, Rock Jazz who knows, the drummer from the farm lives not too far from there, and micks at the other end, in da beats he was on in sefton park bandstand a few weeks back looked grand.

Something similar to the style of the bandstand in Albert Park but with a nautical feel, the railings where stolen or damaged in the 80s it would be great if a member of the public or the press had imagery of its original rails maybe get recast.