NAPOLEONIC GUN FIRING
- Starts at: 12:00pm Sunday 23 June 2013
- Finishes at: 12:30pm Sunday 23 June 2013
- Location: Fort Nelson
- Suitable for: Everyone
- Event type: Gun Firing
Ubique Right of the Line and HMS Loire will be firing guns from the Napoleonic period. There will be two displays, one at 12.00 and one at 15.00.
The re-enactors will be in period uniforms; Ubique firing a British 6-pounder gun and HMS Loire firing the French Imperial Bronze 6-pounder.
The former gun most probably made in the last few years of the 18th century by John and Henry King, in Woolwich. The French gun was cast in Holland by Louis Maritz in 1813 for the French Republic and nicknamed “Le Fameux” (famous). Both of their carriages are modern.
There will be an opportunity for visitors to inspect the guns following the firings and the volunteers will be available to answer questions and inform visitors about the guns.