As it says on the card, this is a photo of The Cannons at the top of Corporation Park, just below Revidge Rd. I believe they were Russian cannons, captured at Sebastopol during the Crimean War. The actual metal cannons were later melted down for the war effort in the early 1940's. I think they were originally sat on wooden bases, which rotted and were then replaced by concrete. The concrete remained for decades after and probably still there today (unless they removed it during the Millenium 'tidy up').
COURTESY OF THE CP COLLECTION
Back in the 30's, it was a point of honor with little girls as well as boys to straddle the canons, scoot up to the very tip, sit suspended over the abyss and survey the fantastic view. This happened after climbing the 60 Steps.ReplyDelete