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Old 30-12-2007, 17:48   #1
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What is it ?

Got a Nikon D50 for xmas.

Took it out for 15 mins today.

I'm crap at photography(see original here), but pulled some back with the post-work.

I havn't a clue what it is, but it looked cool.

Taken with aforementioned D50 w/18-55mm lens.

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Old 30-12-2007, 18:40   #2
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Re: What is it ?

it looks like some sort of plough with a seat
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Old 30-12-2007, 18:51   #3
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Re: What is it ?

I don't know what it is but I do like the pic
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Old 30-12-2007, 19:13   #4
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Re: What is it ?

Looks like it could be an old wooden chassis of some sort.
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Old 30-12-2007, 19:14   #5
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Re: What is it ?

It's the remnants of a cannon up t'Coppie.
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Old 30-12-2007, 19:19   #6
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Re: What is it ?

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It's the remnants of a cannon up t'Coppie.
Thought I'd seen it on my travels. Dint realise it was a cannon tho. Any idea why the cannon was up there, did they used to fire it on special occasions or something ?
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Old 30-12-2007, 19:33   #7
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Re: What is it ?

There were two 64lb cannons presented to Accrington Corporation in 1910 but I'm afraid I don't know why. They used to stand on the Coppice facing out over the town. During WWII when all garden railings etc were being melted down 'for the war effort' the barrels were removed and melted down too. The bases remained and I remember playing on them as a child but in later years they became vandalised half destroyed. They were dumped in the trenches and then the last I heard they had disappeared so it's quite a surprise to see that. Quite poignant too for me because those bases were quite solid and chunky and easily recognisable for what they were when I was a child.

I like the black and white image as it evokes the right sort of feelings for lost history.
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