Georgetown Seawall Bandstand

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The Georgetown Seawall Bandstand is an iron bandstand that is situated on the western end of Georgetown Seawall in Guyana.[1] It is one of three bandstands in Georgetown, the other two being situated in the Botanical Gardens and the Promenade Gardens.

History[edit]

The Georgetown Seawall Bandstand was built in 1903 with public funds as a memorial to Queen Victoria. It was commissioned by Sir James Alexander Swettenham (1846-1933), who was at that time the Governor of British Guiana.[2] During the colonial era, the bandstand was used for performances by the British Guiana Militia Band.[3] The shelter that is situated to the north of the bandstand, called the Koh-i-noor Shelter, was also built in 1903.

In 2010, the bandstand was adopted by the Guyana Police Force.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smock, Kirk (2008). Guyana. Chalfont St Peter: Bradt Travel Guides. p. ?114. ISBN 978-1-84162-223-1. 
  2. ^ a b Knews (24 December 2010). "GDF adopts Seawall bandstand". Kaieteur News. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Rohlehr, Lloyd (9 May 2004). "The Militia Band: A Guyana Musical Tradition" (Archive version). Stabroek News. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 

Coordinates: 6°49′31″N 58°09′32″W / 6.825193°N 58.158931°W / 6.825193; -58.158931