Rooftop Stage

At this late 1950’s boat festival, the Uncle Sam approaches the docks from the right, while the Sophie C. approaches from the left. This photo dates as 1956 or later, because the parking meters, visible in the photo, were added during the 1956 season. Scroll down to see a close-up color photo of the bandstand.

A performance on the rooftop bandstand, probably by the Nevers’ 2nd Regiment Band. Date unknown. The back of this postcard reads, “Plenty of color and gaiety everywhere at Weirs Beach, N.H., as shown here in a close up of the Band Stand during a Concert. One of the regular features sponsored by the local Publicity Bureau.”

Nevers Band on Rooftop Stage

A view from the street of the same performance. The back of this postcard read, “As tho from the clouds there’s music in the air at Weirs Beach, N.H. on Lake Winnipesaukee. One of the regular enjoyable features sponsored by the local Publicity Bureau.”

A 1950s view of the bandstand from the rooftop of the Half Moon Bowling Alley catches the band at play, with the boardwalk full of visitors, while the Mount pulls away.

B&M train arrives at the Weirs Beach station on August 15, 1964. The train was marked as the “Lincoln 200 Special”. The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad continues to run special trains to Lincoln from Weirs Beach during the fall foliage season.

The fourth train station, built in 1940, did not originally feature a band stand on its roof, as the following 1940’s aerial demonstrates. It is not known exactly when the band stand was added, but it probably occurred in the early 1950’s.