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Seacombe / Woodside Cannon #821020
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Seacombe / Woodside Cannon I have stumbled across this today like some info and whats below smile

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Re: Seacombe / Woodside Cannon [Re: Pete_Robbo] #821025
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Tells you a bit here..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morpeth_Dock

http://noc.ac.uk/about-us/History/proudman-oceanographic-laboratory/time-ball-1o-clock-gun

oh, and nothing below it, its just empty

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Re: Seacombe / Woodside Cannon [Re: RUDEBOX] #821030
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ahh thought it might of been thanks more intested in whats below tunnels ??


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Re: Seacombe / Woodside Cannon [Re: ZipperClub] #821033
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Originally Posted by ZipperClub

oh, and nothing below it, its just empty

A brick plinth to stand the cannon on to highlight it and keep idiots off it.

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Originally Posted by ZipperClub
Originally Posted by ZipperClub

oh, and nothing below it, its just empty

A brick plinth to stand the cannon on to highlight it and keep idiots off it.
What is the door for?


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Re: Seacombe / Woodside Cannon [Re: RUDEBOX] #821037
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To let out the Bogey men after midnight :-) (Dilly) Shhh.. Seriously though, I have no real idea. Maybe it had the workings to set the gun off, but thats only a guess

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Re: Seacombe / Woodside Cannon [Re: Pete_Robbo] #821043
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Ah Thanks got to be for storing gun powder


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I just thought, it must be 45 years or more since I saw the gun. I remember it being by a tall wooden fence about 8 foot high. I also think it used to be by where they unloaded cattle for the abattoir at Woodside, but before my time. Maybe in the early 50`s or late 40`s. I`ll have to get around to taking a walk down there.


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Re: Seacombe / Woodside Cannon [Re: Pete_Robbo] #821055
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Zipper, I vagely remember where they unloaded cattle for the abbatoir- it was in that area. My dad used to take me and my sister walking around there in the late 70s/ early 80s.


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Re: Seacombe / Woodside Cannon [Re: RUDEBOX] #821068
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Morpeth Dock, Birkenhead, 1974

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Re: Seacombe / Woodside Cannon [Re: Pete_Robbo] #821080
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wow any more pix

like these
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thanks joe smile

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After the war they used an old Hotchkiss gun that was fired by remote control.

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Yes, both Rudes link and mine confirm this


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Yup, thats the one o'clock gun they have managed to leave it there and can still access it by the side of Morpeth Dock - a bit of History that hasn't been lost to developers

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