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junction of Colne Road and Active Road
It is not by chance that the momentos of the Crimean War were sited where they are. In 1867 this small piece of land, formerly part of the Grammar School Gardens, was made into a memorial to commemorate Burnley's connections with the Crimean War. At the time of the construction of the memorial, Bank Hall was the home of General Sir James Yorke Scarlett, the man known to history as the 'Hero of Balaclava'. This was one of the more well-known battles of the Crimean War and Sir James won undying fame for his successful leadership of the Heavy Brigade in the battle. There was a time when 'The Cannons' was one of the most well-known locations in Burnley. In the days when rail transport was vital to many, large numbers of people got off the bus (or tram) at The Cannons to walk to Burnley Bank Top station to continue their journey to work.
Access all Year, Access by Road, Access on Foot
England - Northern
THE FEATURES PRESENT
Crimean Cannon Location, past or present