Now that’s what I call a band-stand

1930s’ architecture comes to the parks of Whitehaven (above) and Swindon (below).



Odeon Deptford by 


Designed by George Coles and opened in 1938, closed in 1970, and eventually demolished in 1988.


Listed at Grade II*, the Daily Express building on Fleet Street is one of the finest examples of Art Deco in England.

It was one of three buildings built in the style for the newspaper, the others are in Manchester (1939) and Glasgow (1936).

This gorgeous bit of 1930s design is the terminal at  Ramsgate Airport. Its curved frontage was regarded as revolutionary, allowing more aircraft to park close by. Ramsgate Airport closed in 1968 and is now an industrial park, minus A Pleydell-Bouverie’s elegant building.


Deco overkill!