Crimean Cannon.

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  1. Andrew Davies

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    Good Evening,

    Could anyone help me in finding what became of the Crimean Cannon that was located on the Grange in Leominster, Herefordshire? I have a reference to its removal in the Ludlow Standard on the 9th April 1943 for munitions. Any proof or article would be greatly appreciated.
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    Wikipedia says - Leominster Cannon - Was melted down in Second World War.
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    Leominster Through Time by Malcolm Mason - Amberley Publishing Limited, 15 Sep 2012

    There has been some discussion in the press recently about the fate of this relic of the Crimean War. A climbing challenge for generations of children, some in the town still have memories of placing fireworks down its barrel near bonfire night. It seems it was removed during the Second World War for salvage. The large sculpture of the groundsman and his roller are a reminder of the cricket matches here and the evenings when hundreds of people would line the ground to watch knockout matches.
     
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    The scrap metals drive during the war was a great moral booster. The metal was purported to be melted down to make arms and armoured trucks. This in part is false. Not all the metal collected could or was used, large amounts of it were buried or dumped. There are reports of large amounts being dumped in the Thames.

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