P R O F I L E
John Foreman Chairman Abingdon Area Archaeological and Historical Society reports that:
Perth. Caledonian Mercury. May 14th 1857.
'Russian Cannon From Sebastopol. On the application of the Lord Provost, seconded by Mr Kinnaird, M.P. for the city, Lord Panmure has consented that four Russian cannon, captured in the Crimea during the late war, should be sent to Perth. The trophies are to be placed on either side of Sir Walter Scott's statue, at the foot of the High Street.'
The South Inch statue of Scott was created by the Cochrane brothers in 1845 and was bought at a sale of work by the then Perth Town Council. The monument was first placed at High Street, before it was moved to it's current home at South Inch overlooking King Street.
Picture: Perth High Street.
We are still investigating the story of the Perth cannons and would welcome information from readers and a picture.
THE FEATURES PRESENT
Crimean Cannon Location, past or present