Tyne and Wear HER(11977): South Shields, Lawe Top, cannons - Details
South Shields, Lawe Top, cannons
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Two Russian cannons captured from the Crimean War (1853-1856) were set in a walled enclosure. One was a 42-pounder, the other a 24-pounder. They were delivered to South Shields by rail. They were presented to South Shields Corporation in 1858 by Lord Panmure as a spoil of war. The original guns were still on site in the 1930s (photo in The Gazette 1986), but are now replaced by replicas.
North East War Memorials Project www.newmp.org.uk S86.012; Gazette, Thursday Feb 29th 1996, p 5