South Marine Park, South Shields
The work conducted by Lost Art involved the original research into the provenance and appearance of the bandstand, followed by detailed identification of the components of the bandstand. Where copies of the original components could not be sourced, Lost Art Limited commissioned the carving of replica components in wood, based on details from our archive of original Victorian catalogues and historic documents such as postcards.
These were then delivered to our pattern maker, who produced the patterns from which the foundry could produce the replacement cast iron components. In addition we were required to design, produce and install the roof framework, which involved fabrication of a steel frame, followed by the installation of timber sarking which was then clad in zinc. Replica guttering was sourced and fitted and the roof was lifted onto the installed columns by crane.
All items were given a siginificant degree of corrosion protection in order to minimise the maintenance legacy of the structure.
In addition to the bandstand, Lost Art Limited also produced replicas of the historic Sun Foundry designed Squirrel Bench (as shown above) as well as producing and installing the cast iron balustrading as shown above.
Finally, we also reproduced the original urns installed in the park, producing them in cast iron.
The full production and installation of a full replication of a missing Victorian bandstand for South Marine Park, South Shields plus the production and installation of cast iron balustrading, reproduction of original Victorian design park benches and cast iron urns.