Newbury’s Crimean connection

Yesterday, I was reading the information panels at Newbury’s Clock House, as you do. Northbrook Street in Newbury used to be presided over by a large cannon. It stood on the site of the Clock House and pointed down Northbrook Street. Apparently, it was brought back as spoils from the Crimean War.

Here is the relevant illustration on the information panel. It shows what was on the Clock House site in 1910. The drawing is by Len Webb.

canon clock

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