Victoria Park Bandstand -- Hamilton BM
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 32° 17.729 W 064° 47.093
20S E 331939 N 3574587
Quick Description: A bandstand gazebo in Hamilton's historic Victoria Park hosted Bermuda Regimental band concerts in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Location: Bermuda
Date Posted: 3/2/2015 7:36:22 AM
Waymark Code: WMNEVR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member CHI-TOWN ROMEO
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Long Description:
Beautiful Victoria Park near the bus station in downtown Hamilton provides a lovely bit of green space in the middle of a very dense city.

The day Blasterz were here, a preschool had brought their children to play and have a picnic here. We enjoyed watching the little ones chase pigeons, help each other with opening their lunches, and just generally be toddlers.

We whiffed on the cache, but linger to enjoy the War Memorial beautiful bandstand exotic plants and a lovely trail through this small but beautiful park.

From the Bermuda attractions website, some history of Victoria Park: (visit link)

"Victoria Park Bermuda

Victoria Park is a nice little public park in Hamilton City located north of City Hall and covering a full block between Victoria Street, Cedar Street, Washington Street and Dundonald Street. There are nice shaded and winding paths across the park. You can see many types of trees and shrubs here including bushes, golden acacia trees and Norfolk pines. The main features are the sunken garden, lawns, and flower beds in traditional English style, and the beautiful ornate iron band stand.

UPDATE: The newly refurbished bandstand has been restored in April 2009. Here open air concerts are still performed during the summer and December months just before Christmas. There are restrooms available at the park. But note that many of the homeless locals use these toilets. So they may not be in great conditions all the time.

UPDATE 2011

•City of Hamilton has organized 2011 Summer Sunday of the Park series at the Victoria Park. This fun and family event will be held on first Sunday of every month between May to October. Events and activities include:

•Kids Area featuring fun castles, face paintings etc.

•Performances from various local talents & groups including Joy T. Barnum, Chandra Maybury, The Berkeley Institute Dance Group, String Ensemble from Cedarbridge Academy, Jonae Smith, Sia Spence and more.

•Vendors will be selling food. There will be a light bar available on site.

•The events will run between 3pm - 8pm. Admission is free.

Location

Victoria park is located behind the City Hall and the Main Bus Terminal of Hamilton City. The nearest entrance while coming from the City Hall would be the one at Victoria Street.

The Band Stand was set up in 1899. During the British time, the regimental bands used to play here. In 2008, the band stand which had become quite dilapidated, was sent to Scotland for repairs. Looks like this was the only one of its kind and could be repaired only in Scotland from where it was originally imported."
Seating Type: No Seating

Location: Victoria Park

Materials Used: Metal

Other Material Used: Iron

Visit Instructions:
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