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New uses for old cannons in the Historic Dockyard

Wandering round the docks you come across many old canons like this one which has a tree growing round it


As bollards


And my favourite with wooden frameworks wedged in to make a whole lean to structure… 22 more words

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The mystery wall of names

Down the far end of the dockside is a building whose walls have a variety of names carved into the bricks covering from the early days to the year it closed. 69 more words

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Old square nail found in the historic dock

Whilst wandering I came across this


I’m guessing it hand made as shows hammering marks on the head and remains of the shaft which would date it as early 1800’s .I’m guessing not a ship nail but possibly from old doors or crates. 32 more words

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The Admirals Office

The Admirals office was built in 1808 to a design by Edward Holl the Navy Board architect.

They were designed for use of the Master Shipwright and other principal officers of the Dockyard. 97 more words

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Nelson’s Dockyard in Antigua now a Unesco heritage site

Nelson’s Dockyard in Antigua

Antigua’s historic Nelson’s Dockyard is the Caribbean’s newest Unesco World Heritage Site, one of 21 new spots named to Unesco’s list this year. 127 more words

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Kids go free with a paying adult

Valid until 24th August 2016 there is a Voucher on the Historic Dockyards website

Just book online and show voucher on entrance.

Plenty to amuse them during your visit , book them in for  12 more words

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Visit to the National Maritime Museum

Where can you see a cannonball from the Battle of Trafalgar, the reconstructed stained glass windows from the Baltic Exchange damaged by a bomb in 1992 and the medical saw which amputated Admiral Lord Nelsons right arm? 562 more words

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