P R O F I L E
outside Town Hall
The cannon was presented to the peoples of Southport to say thanks for the support offered to the cause.
Originally sited outside the Town Hall, and fired along Lord Street. The towns people paid for the bogie. After alterations to the front of the Town Hall, it was relocated to a plinth in Hesketh Park, Southport c.1880. It remained there until the 1930ís when to the best of my research, it was taken for scrap in the war effort.
The following appeared in the local newspaper in February 1858:
Lord Panmure presented Southport with a Crimean Cannon trophy. Dr Wood, the chairman of the Improvement Commissioners, and quasi mayor of the town, on Friday received communication informing him that Lord Panmure "had much pleasure in presenting to the town of Southport a Russian iron gun, as a trophy of the war for the correct mounting and careful preservation of which his lordship feels confident that he may rely upon the public spirit of the inhabitants of the place." The site selected is the front of the Town Hall.
Our thanks to Derek Hibbert who supplied the data above for this cannon.
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