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International Painting Contractors at work on the Victoria Park bandstand. (Photograph provided)

A landmark bandstand has a new coat of paint – with work completed two weeks ahead of schedule.

A spokeswoman for the City of Hamilton said the work was the 132-year-old Victoria Park bandstand’s first major facelift since 2007.

She added: “Work also included rust-proofing the metal structure, sanding the interior wood ceiling panelling and blending various existing paint colours to match the exact colour of the structure when it was first painted in 1888.”

The bandstand was put up in 1888 to mark Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee and is the only example of its kind left in the world.

It was dismantled and sent back to Scotland, where it was made, for a full restoration in 2007 with the support of Butterfield Bank and reinstalled in 2009.

The project also included a time capsule embedded in one of its columns, to be opened in 2109.

The painting work was carried out by International Painting Contractors, owned by Andrew Smith.

Fresh coat of paint: The Victoria Park bandstand has been restored to its original colours. Photograph supplied)
Andrew Smith of International Painting Contractors at the recently repainted Victoria Park bandstand. (Photograph supplied)

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Published December 08, 2021 at 7:41 am (Updated December 08, 2021 at 7:41 am)

Bandstand has shiny new look

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