P R O F I L E
The Wells Market Place has been a focal point of the City over the ages and still is today with a twice weekly market on Wednesday and Saturday. It was also where a Crimean Gun once stood.
The city of Wells in Somerset lost its Russian gun in the salvage appeals of World War II. By the spring of 1940, appeals were being launched for waste paper. As the war progressed this was extended to metals, rags, rubber, bones and kitchen waste. A Scrap Metals Committee was formed and iron railings and gates started to disappear. The Russian gun was resisted until the Cathedral railings went in February 1943, and with them the gun. (see Hale L 2005, History round Wells, p.48. “Wells at War”, Local History Workshop.)
Access all Year
England - Southern
THE GROTTO GRADING FEATURES PRESENT
Crimean Cannon Location