the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Parks Department of
Cardiff City Council undertook to restore the city's Grange Gardens
to its original splendour. Saracen castings (a partnership between
Charles Laing & Sons Ltd and Heritage Engineering) were commissioned
to restore the architecture of the park including the replacement
of the bandstand that had been demolished in the 1920s.
The only reference available
to Saracen Castings was a hazy black and white photograph. Despite
this Saracen Castings recognised the original design as it featured
in its extensive architectural archives.
The finished building
is an authentic replica, full of character and manufactured to the
high standards set buy the master craftsmen of the19th century,
that restores the park to its Victorian grandeur.