Peel Park

When you are in the vicinity of the park, The Storm Cone app will guide you to the site of the lost bandstand. The experience will then begin!

Peel Park
Detail of 1930 OS Map, CIV.NW Reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.

Access:

Peel Park is open all day every day, including bank holidays. It is conveniently placed for transport links, pedestrian and cycle routes. The nearest train station is Salford Crescent.

More transport information can be found here.

Salford Museum and Art Gallery

Salford Museum and Art Gallery are hosting The Storm Cone in Peel Park.

Entry to the Museum exhibitions must be booked online in advance – due to local restrictions. The Museum is open 11.30am – 4pm, Tuesdays to Sundays.

How to get here.

Peel Park’s lost bandstand c1966. Photograph: Roger Shelley.
Peel Park’s lost bandstand c1966. Photograph: Roger Shelley.

About Peel Park

Peel Park is in Salford, Greater Manchester, England. Created in 1846, it was the first public park in the United Kingdom funded entirely by public subscription, and free for everyone to use. The park is located below Salford Crescent and is adjacent to the University of Salford and Salford Museum and Art Gallery. Beyond the park’s iconic circular flower beds, which have recently been renovated and are looked after by Salford Volunteer Rangers, there are large areas of grass lawn, trees, wildflower meadows, a children’s playground and a picnic area.

The Storm Cone traces the site of Peel Park’s lost bandstand, which was situated in the centre of its largest grass lawn. The bandstand was constructed in 1887 and remained in place until falling into disrepair in the 1970’s. At the peak of its popularity in the interwar years, live performances would attract audiences in their thousands; the artist L. S. Lowry captured the bandstand in a number of drawings and paintings of Peel Park during this period.

Bandstand, Peel Park – Laurence Stephen Lowry 1928, The Lowry Collection, Salford.

Peel Park’s lost bandstand: Photograph - thanks to David Marsden, Secretary of The Friends of Peel Park and the Salford History Facebook Group.
Peel Park’s lost bandstand: Photograph – thanks to David Marsden, Secretary of The Friends of Peel Park and the Salford History Facebook Group.