1954, Notts Mining Galas move to Berry Hill Park, Mansfield

Notts NUM donates £5,000 to build a Band Stand

This edition of Coal News dates the move of the Notts NUM Galas to Berry Hill to 1954 and reports that the Notts NUM donated £5,000 for the building of a Band Stand.



This link takes you to a drawing (courtesy of Mansfield District Council Planning Department Archives) and is an architects drawing of the plans for the bandstand:

Bandstand Drawing


This is the original planning application for the Bandstand, again courtesy of MDC Planning:

Planning Application Form 1954


This is the current rather sad state of the Bandstand.  Mansfield District Council have recently become Trustees of the Park and are doing there best, with the finance they have, to preserve the Park.