Well, it was a nice day, and bikes were welcome, so I toddled along to the Bandstand Marathon in Walsall Arboretum. I can honestly say it was a cracking event. The restored Arboretum basked in the autumn sunshine, and Walsall, in all it’s diversity, came out to enjoy an afternoon of music and fun. This was a fine thing, well organised, and I had a thoroughly good time.
I hope this is the start of something, and that future events can happen here – the acoustics are great, the bandstand superb – even the catering was excellent. But the one thing that shone most of all, was the character and humour of the borough.
Well done to all concerned.
Find out about Aziz Ibrahim – and his remarkable album, Rusholme Rock – at his website. He may be from Manchester, but his music is pure Walsall.
James D. Clarke and his partner Steph Jennings run a fantastic local site for Wednesfield – WV11