Made in Scotland

by Tom Paterson October. 16, 2008 986 views

A surprise find on the quayside at La Spezia, Italy. These cannon were made at Carron Ironworks near Falkirk where I was brought up and our dad worked as a young apprentice and later as a fully fledged boilermaker.
I spent many a happy hour playing on the slag heaps with my mates, sliding down the volcanic slopes, chancing our arm amongst the molten lava, hitching a ride on the train and iron buckets, making molotov cocktails ….. aah happy days when play was free (but dangerous)

looking out to our cruise ship

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Helen 11 years, 1 month ago

Beautiful set!Love the first shot!

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Lynda 11 years, 1 month ago

Great set.I espexially like the 1st one with the cannon pointed at our ship.

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