Take Away That Bauble 2/7: The Display of War Ordnance in Walsall 1850 – 1940.

Posted: June 26, 2020 in General War, Landscapes, Social History, War Memorials

Wolverhampton cannon, circa 1862. An example of a local town centre cannon monument (now Queen Square), simply mounted on a plinth. The statue of Prince Albert replaced the cannon in 1866

The second part of this article looks at Walsall’s experiences and views of the Crimean War, how and why Russian cannon came to Britain, and why towns like Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Ludlow and Hereford sought to use them as features in public spaces… https://wp.me/P4ui4e-1F8

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