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Great piece of history

A true land mark that's been in Retford for donkey's years. If you have to be in Retford at all... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Walter T
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 21 September 2018
davev68
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Retford, United Kingdom
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Canon Square, Retford DN22 6DE, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A true land mark that's been in Retford for donkey's years. If you have to be in Retford at all, then a few minutes with the cannon is well worth it.

Thank Walter T
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

More a thing to veiw in passing if visiting retford as a part of the town's history. Situated just of the market square .

Thank thorpius
Reviewed 21 September 2018

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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