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Its a big old Cannon

Cited in a cul de sac area of town adjacent to the library and a number of pubs and takeaways, it... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Retford, United Kingdom
An interesting piece of "local" history

This attraction is in the middle of the town, in front of an attractive church. It has an... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
Roland D
London, United Kingdom
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Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Canon Square, Retford DN22 6DE, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Cited in a cul de sac area of town adjacent to the library and a number of pubs and takeaways, it could do with a historical notice board to explain a bit more about it.

Thank davev68
Reviewed 5 July 2018

A very interesting feature in Cannon Square. Purchased by the citizens of Retford to remember those men who fought in the Crimean War.

Thank Derek T
Reviewed 2 May 2018

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

Thank Roland D
Reviewed 8 April 2018

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

Thank DunelmArts
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Came to look at this landmark in the evening. Impressive and unusual story. Worth a look. Next to St Swithuns church, I can understand why the people love it.

Thank SteveS1970
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I'm a great fan of the canon - I grew up with it. Sadly, not the original canon but it's worth going for a look.

Thank GreyGrandad
Reviewed 15 January 2017

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

Thank davidharrylarder
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Well worth crossing the road to take a look and read the inscription. Not every Town can boast a spoil like this

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Reviewed 3 December 2016

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?

Thank Cheminot-Anglais
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Set in the middle of Retford, this is worth a five minute stop. It is well presented and in September was surrounded by tubs of geraniums.

Thank KernowEngland
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