The Friends of North Lodge Park in Darlington secured funding for the restoration of a bandstand and Lost Art were pleased to be selected to undertake the restoration work
Lost Art researched the bandstand and identified that it had originally been produced by the MacDowell Steven Company at their Milton Ironworks in Glasgow.
The bandstand was fully restored based on historic documents discovered.
Expert Paul Rabbitts, author of the definitive book on the history of bandstands, waited for it to be finished so that he could include pictures in the book.
He describes the bandstand as:
"A stunning restoration by Lost Art which matches my favourite bandstand at South Marine Park. You could see the look on people’s faces as they walked through the park on the way to the town centre as they stood and admired a classic creation so lovingly and carefully brought back to life"
The work was even commemorated in a quilt made by a member of the public.