Rothwell praises cannon restoration

On April 28, 2015, in Uncategorized, by Site Admin
  PeppercornCannon-1 Two of the oldest cannons in St George’s have undergone a complete facelift to preserve them for centuries to come. The newly conserved guns, once of which dates back to 1810 and the other 1870, were ready in time for the Peppercorn Ceremony in King’s Square last week. Both historic cannons have also been mounted on new carriages as part of a project spearheaded by the Corporation of St George, the St George’s Foundation and the National Museum. The foundation and the museum conducted a big fundraising campaign to order the new carriages from Britain. They were custom-made by the firm John Slough of London to replace the old pair of corroded and unsafe carriages. The National Museum then treated and repainted the cannons and arranged for the transportation of the carriages. During his Peppercorn address, Mayor Garth Rothwell hailed the work of all parties involved in the project. “This restoration did not cost the taxpayer a cent,” he said. “Our thanks for funding the project go to the Oil Group of Companies and individual donors Ian and Felicite Davidson, Jeff Manson, Justin Williams, Tim Davidson and Edward Harris.”
 

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