A century ago was the era of the bandstand which epitomised for me the music of the brass band. Bandstands were simply a covered outdoor platform on which a band could play. No elaborate protection from inclement weather was required as this was an era prior to the use of electrical musical instruments.
Port Elizabeth followed the world-wide trend and built two during the first decade of the 20th century. Thirty years later they were gone.
Main picture: Bandstand in Trinder SquareContinue reading