The guns below Lion’s head
September 13, 2019
Conserving a cannon
September 13, 2019

As we found them

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Abandoned and forgotten

Sold as scrap

Dumped under a bridge

Buried where the gun was mounted

The carriage rotted away

Rolled down the hill

Another scrapyard

Side by side in disrepair

For sale at a junkshop

Amongst the junk

On a mountain top

On another mountain

Burned out

In a museum store

But rescue was at hand

Thanks to a few generous sponsors

Len Schmidt of Durr estates

Recovering and collecting

Gathered at SAS Wingfield

Chipping and cleaning at Lion Battery

18 pounder at Hout Bay