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SUNDAY GUN FIRINGS

See and hear real live historic guns being fired for free.

26 July 2015

Fort Nelson

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Did you know?

Is newer better?

The last cast-iron British smoothbore cannon, the 68 pounder, was 8 inches (203 mm), the same calibre as the heaviest guns of King Henry VIII three hundred years earlier. Their performance was probably not very different either!