P R O F I L E
by the Stratford Lake
5 Huron St
Stratford is a city on the Avon River within Perth County in southwester Ontario, Canada, with a population of 31,465 in 2016 in a land area of 28.28 square kilometres. When the area which is now Stratford was first settled in 1832, the townsite and the river were named after Stratford-upon-Avon, England. Stratford was incorporated as a town in 1859 and as a city in 1886. The securing of the Crimean Cannon would have been about the time of incorporation as a town.
The Stratford River Festival is one of the region's leading free festivals. The War Memorial in the middle of Stratford's bustling Shakespeare festival district has 2 cannon on display. One is of Russian origin as follows:
The Robins database records the following:
Numbered 29565 dated 1845 Alexandrovski Works directed by Armstrong.
The cannon bears the Russian motif and is eight feet ten inches in length. It is a 24 pdr. with a bore of 5.75 inches. Cast in 1845 it has a broken muzzle. It suggests that it was hit by enemy action when on the battle field.
Access all Year, Access by Road, Access on Foot, Disabled Access, Free Entry
City Centre, Park or Garden
Located outside the United Kingdom
THE FEATURES PRESENT
Crimean Cannon Location, past or present