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    Plymouth Cannons

    Found these images whilst scanning through my photo's.

    Hope you can read the plaque.


    They have rope damage caused by them being used to moor boats/ships to. They were rescued and put on display along the coastal wall.
    Hope you like them.
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    Nice

    Nice pics doug,heres one down the road in Dartmouth,not English though? If i remember. Weasel will Know.Tig
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    Quote Originally Posted by tigbrand View Post
    Nice pics doug,heres one down the road in Dartmouth,not English though? If i remember. Weasel will Know.Tig
    Hello Tig
    long time no hear,hope your well.
    nice cannon,missed that one!
    its very handy ,especially with that beautifull tow bar!

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    Hi

    Yes Doug its nice,unfortunately some git had secured it to the floor otherwise it would look nice in rural Dorset! Something to do with the locals probably trying to chuck it in the harbour. Nice job on the french grenade by the way. I dont get much net time at the mo as im a bit snowed under.So if you dont hear from me for a week or 2 send out a search party! Best wishes Tig.

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    Nice pics 18 pounder, yes i have seen these two in Plymouth, Tig the one on the front in Dartmouth is a captured gun from the Crimean war as far as i remember. I will check latter in the week when i am next there.
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    Dartmouth.

    Cheers Andy,wish i was in Dartmouth,lovely place!Cheers for the E Mail pics mate ,Tig.

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    OK, I'll bite. In reference to the sign in the photos, just what is "tomb-stoning"??
    All dug or live ordnance shown in my posts is under EOD control and has been or will be dealt with accordingly by EOD personnel

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    Quote Originally Posted by US-Subs View Post
    OK, I'll bite. In reference to the sign in the photos, just what is "tomb-stoning"??
    it means no burials

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    Quote Originally Posted by US-Subs View Post
    OK, I'll bite. In reference to the sign in the photos, just what is "tomb-stoning"??

    It refers to a practice, popular with some teenagers (but also with some older folks who have partaken of a few beers to the extent of considering themselves invincible), of jumping off cliffs or harbour (or harbor for with those without a Queen) walls into the sea below. As the adopted falling pose is often a rigid, vertical one, the term tomb-stoning has been coined. However, as an all-too-common consequence is a broken neck or back, due to hidden rocks in the water, the term is appropriate in other ways.



    Tom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snufkin View Post
    It refers to a practice, popular with some teenagers (but also with some older folks who have partaken of a few beers to the extent of considering themselves invincible), of jumping off cliffs or harbour (or harbor for with those without a Queen) walls into the sea below. As the adopted falling pose is often a rigid, vertical one, the term tomb-stoning has been coined. However, as an all-too-common consequence is a broken neck or back, due to hidden rocks in the water, the term is appropriate in other ways.



    Tom.
    you spoil sport!! was trying to do a wind up!! doh lol

 

 

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