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The bandstand in Albert Park, Middlesbrough, still exists today. It was built in 1871 and wasre-erected in 2005. <br />
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A landscape gardener is trumpeting the great British creation of the bandstand after touring the country's parks to study the iconic structures for a new book.<br />
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Paul Rabbitts' work is a celebration of the Victorian platforms and a throwback to the halycon days of outdoor music when thousands of people would gather in public parks for a brass band performance.