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This attraction is in the middle of the town, in front of an attractive church. It has an informative board which sets out its history. The gun was used at Sebastopol. Several were brought back to England and this was given to the town in...More
The cannon has quite a history. After the end of the Crimean War in 1856, the Government offered captured ordnance as trophies. Retford applied, and in April 1858 a 24-pounder was delivered to the town by rail. The cannon was removed during the scrap metal...More
The Crimea War brought with it one of the most famous battles in English history-the siege of Sebastopol. The war gamers who will be meeting in the Retford town hall in early April call their gathering the Canon. They also spell the battle of Sebastopol...More
The cannon captured (allegedly) at Sebastopol makes a pleasant centre piece for Cannon Square especially since its renovation and now decently maintained. As for its historical significance, does anybody know?
If visiting Retford and interested in history then make sure you visit the Cannon! The information board will give you a detailed history of the cannon and why not visit the museum after for a follow up.