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Old 11-02-2012, 03:58 PM
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Default Big guns at Alnmouth. Cobles beware!

"ARTILLERY GUN COMPETITION AT ALNWICK.
The annual big gun competition of the 2nd Northumberland (Percy) Artillery Volunteers, for garrison batteries, took place at the battery at Alnmouth, on Saturday. The competition was with the 64-pounder R.M.L. gun. The conditions being four rounds at a target moored out at sea at a given range, and eight minutes were allowed.
The prizes offered were;--First, 13 10s; second, 9; third, 6 15s; and two prizes of 4 each. Nine detachments competed, the following being the result:.—Warkworth, 1st, 34 points, time, 6min. 30sec.; captain of gun, Sergeant W. Bryson; layer on, Bombardier Davison, Amble, second, 19 points, time, 7min. 30sec.; captain of gun, Sergeant E. Waugh; layer on, Corporal Lyall, Felton, third, 19 points; time, 8min.; captain of gun. Gunner T. Fenwick; layer on, Sergt. R. Richardson, Shilbottle, fourth, 18 points; time, 7min. 15sec-; captain of gun, Sergeant Dyson; layer on, Corporal Henderson, Longhoughton, fifth, 18 points; time, 7min. 30sec, The unsuccessful detachments were Belford, Broomhill bandsmen, Shilbottle Colliery, and Rothbury, Only one detachment (Amble) competed for the repository, and they were awarded the prize."

The Newcastle Weekly Courant, Saturday, July 25, 1891



Wonder what the repository was??
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:03 PM
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Wonder if any of those projectiles have made it back to the beach?
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:07 PM
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RML 64 pounder, 64 cwt:




or RML 64 pounder 71 cwt:




not sure how it would be mounted at Alnmouth.


some pics of the alleged Alnmouth Battery on another site.


http://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/main...ad.php?t=12028
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:16 PM
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The Brisbane Garrison Battery Firing An Armstrong 64 Pound Rml Gun Made In 1878



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHxoxJ0nkWM
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Found some more pictures of the battery, as well as the whereabouts of the original battery guns/cannons, which are now at alnwick castle. Pictures at link..

https://www.fusilier.co.uk/northumbe...ry_gallery.htm
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Found some more pictures of the battery, as well as the whereabouts of the original battery guns/cannons, which are now at alnwick castle. Pictures at link..

https://www.fusilier.co.uk/northumbe...ry_gallery.htm

Yes that site is partner to this one, material over there is the (sort of) 'fixed pages' for this one, material put up by me. Some of our posters have spent some time transcribing original material and that is where it 'lives' so to speak. This forum is linked in the menu of that website.
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