Mr. Wood presented the burgh with a Public Park, in which he built a magnificent Bandstand, Drinking Fountain, Urinal, Maypole and Swings.

At the opening of the park, the school children were given a gala day, which is still celebrated annually, however the venue has now been moved to Watson Park.

Map 1956 with Bandstand

Map 1956 with Bandstand

James Wood, arguably Armadale's most successful entrepreneur and philanthropist

James Wood, arguably Armadale's most successful entrepreneur and philanthropist

Bandstand in Wood Park - Archers postcard

Bandstand in Wood Park - Archers postcard