Trafalgar cannons fired to mark 200th anniversary (UK)





Cannons which last saw action at the Battle of Trafalgar are fired on Tyneside to mark the 200th anniversary of Admiral Lord Collingwood's death.

The four huge guns are at the base of a statue of the Newcastle-born naval hero which stands in Tynemouth.

The cannons, which are no longer in working order, were fired on Sunday using pyrotechnics.

They were last used in battle on board Collingwood's vessel Royal Sovereign as it led British ships in 1805.



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