May 1858: The Music in the West End Park

An article on page four of The Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 7th of May, 1858, reads:


THE MUSIC IN THE WEST END PARK. – The West End Park Committee having

prohibited the further playing in the park, it was arranged that the splendid band of

the Rifles should play in Claremont Gardens; but since that arrangement was made

the architects of the property in course of erection in that neighbourhood have stepped

in to forbid it. Application was then made to the committee for permission to have a

closing promenade in the park. This was agreed to; but Lord Alexander Russell,

commanding in the absence of Colonel Somerset, thought fit, after the annoyance that

had been given, to refuse the attendance of the band.”