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St Peter Port
Two cannon from the Crimean War were originally located at the Victoria Tower. This is a monument in Saint Peter Port, Guernsey, erected in honor of a visit by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert to the island in 1846.
Picture right - Crimean Cannons at the Tower.
The site chosen for the Victoria Tower was a mound opposite the Arsenal, where Guernsey's militia were housed. On 27 May 1848 the first foundation stone was laid by the Governor of Guernsey, Major General John Bell, during a large ceremony. A public garden around the tower was later created, in which were placed the two cannons captured from the Russians during the Crimean War. These were subsequently moved to the ramparts of Castle Cornet where there is a collection of cannon. In 1999 structural problems led to the Victoria Tower being closed to the general public; it was re-opened on 24 May 2006, the birthday of Queen Victoria.
Picture above - Midday gun fire at St Peter Port
from the castle ramparts.
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Crimean Cannon Location, past or present