Keys to the Past

War Memorial Gun, once outside the Police Station, Stanhope (Stanhope)

It is documented that a captured German gun was mounted against Stanhope Police Station after the First World War as a memorial relic of the conflict. The installation was not kindly received by local ex-servicemen who manhandled the gun to Stone Bridge and hurled it into the river where it gradually broke up - the barrel eventually being salvaged for scrap. (1)

Reference number:D50696
Historical period: First World War (1914 to 1918)

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Stanhope

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