Edwardian bandstand in Darlington restored
Celebrations are being planned to mark the restoration of an Edwardian bandstand in Darlington.
The 104-year-old bandstand, in the town's North Lodge Park, has undergone a £216,000 revamp after suffering years of neglect and vandalism.
The cash, which including a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £103,000, was raised over three years.
Darlington Council, which contributed £40,000, is to officially reopen the bandstand on 18 September.
Stephen Harker, Darlington Council's cabinet member for health and leisure, said: "Restoration of North Lodge Park's bandstand is a great achievement.
"The celebrations in the park are a great way to mark the occasion and a great opportunity to pass this history onto future generations."
The Grade II-listed bandstand is the centrepiece of the park, but was boarded up and out of use for many years.
The restoration work featured repairs to the roof and cast ironwork.