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Mystery of ‘missing’ war gun solved

Thursday, 16 November 2017

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THE mystery surrounding the disappearance of a unique link to Antrim's military past has been solved.
Last week eagle-eyed locals noticed that a cannon known locally as 'the gun' was missing from the town's Fountain Street.
The name was well earned - dating back to the local sacrifice at the killing fields of Thiepval, Messines and Ypres during the Great War.
The disappearance did not go unnoticed - particularly in the run-up to Remembrance Day.
Local people were initially puzzled, but enquiries soon revealed that nothing was amiss.
The cannon had been removed for essential maintenance and was returned within a couple of days.
Meanwhile Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council was forced this week to hastily remove a lurid Christmas display which had been erected a few feet from the Cenotaph in Antrim just days before Remembrance Sunday.
*Read the full stories and see two pages of pictorial coverage of Sunday's Remembrance Day event in Antrim in this week's Antrim Guardian

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