Something kinder that filled the air during the Victorian times, were the musical notes that came from the brass bands that were so popular at the time. The shot taken below depicts a traditional brass band in full uniform- supporting brass bands was commonplace in Peel Park between the years 1860 to 1930, a time when the bands enjoyed huge popularity.

Victorian brass band stood at band stand

In the 1950’s and 1960’s however, the bands fell out of fashion as people thought it easier to listen to recorded music at home. As a result Peel Parks bandstand went unused, fell into disrepair, and was thus removed. Today, the park is once more being used for concerts and music, with Peel Park currently under considerable development, we plan for this to continue.