P R O F I L E
Three local public parks were all opened, with great ceremony, on 22 August 1846, Peel Park on the Lark Hill Estate between Salford and Manchester being the first to be opened "for the enjoyment and recreation of the public." A local resident recalls the two 68-pound Russian guns captured at the Siege of Sevastopol during the Crimean War. The 68-pounders were naval ordnance, which were used as artillery on land after the Russians scuttled their ships of the Black Sea Fleet. "My father played on these guns in Peel Park as a child, but they were removed and melted down in 1940 in support of the war effort. They were surrounded by chevaux de frise, similar to the captured guns once displayed in Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow."
Two of the cannons that were once on display but have now been removed.
England - Central
THE FEATURES PRESENT
Crimean Cannon Location, past or present