The Friends of Dukes Meadows have been carrying out a painting project, which started with removing the graffiti
from the Bandstand and then completely repainting it white with the paint supplied by CIP.
We then moved onto the two shelters either side of the bandstand painting the bottom half ' Tarracotta'.
The timber frames of the Bandstand and Shelters have yet to be finished by coating them with a wood stain so that
they are restored back to their former glory
We have also been cleaning and painting the promenade ornamental river wall which would have been finished this weekend 18/19 August if the weather hadn't been so bad., but will be white to blend in with the Bandstand
In the middle of the promenade wall are a set of ornamental metal gates, which we are in the process of cleaning off
the old paint work and treating the rust, when this is completed they will be painted black.
These gates open onto a set of steps which lead down to the river foreshore known as the Chiswick Steps, often mentioned on boat race days, although when completed.we won't be able to open them until a safety inspection
has been carried out.
This photo shows the Bandstand
with stone work repainted, one of the Shelters to the left and the Ornamental river wall with the gates
on the right.
This is a closer look at one of the Shelters, the bottom half painted in
Tarracotta, but we still have to stain
the wood work and at a later date renew
the seating inside.
Two of our volunteers painting the promenade ornamental wall on the
riverfront of Dukes Meadows.
These are the metal ornamental gates
which lead to Steps down to the river bank, and when completed will be painted black.The view is from the Bandstand across the river to the Barnes.
If you would like to get involved in this project or any others we have planned contact the Development Manager
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