Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!==The bandstand== In the centre of the common is the Clapham bandstand constructed in 1890. It is the largest bandstand in London and a Grade II Listed Building. For many years it was also erroneously thought to be one of the bandstands first erected in 1861 in the Royal Horticultural Society's gardens in [[South Kensington]], which would have made it the oldest surviving cast iron bandstand in Europe. However, recent research has shown that these bandstands went to [[Southwark Park]] and [[Peckham Rye]], and it appears that the Clapham bandstand was fabricated to a very similar design almost thirty years later. The bandstand's maintenance had been neglected by Lambeth Council for thirty years, and by 2001 it was thought to be in danger of collapse and had to be shored up with scaffolding for five years. In 2005-2006, a full restoration of the bandstand and surrounding landscape took place, partly funded by an £895,000 lottery grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund matched by £300,000 from Lambeth Council and a further £100,000 from local fundraising efforts and the proceeds of the ''Ben and Jerry's Summer Sundae'' event held on the Common. Summary: Please note that all contributions to the London Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://london.wikia.org/wiki/Clapham_Common"