Saturday, 8 August 2009

Hedbury Cannon


Hedbury Cannon, originally uploaded by julian sawyer.

The cliffs along the Purbeck coast are home to several stone quarries, long since abandoned. Some are easily accessible some are a little more difficult. Hedbury quary is an easy one. There are many stories as to why Hedbury has a cannon, some say it was defence against Napoleon or French privateers. It was probably just ballast on a returning stone boat and the quarry manager thought that it looked cool and kept it. But nobody should let facts get in the way of a good story.

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