|Peel Park, Salford|
The photograph shows two 68-pound Russian guns captured at the Siege of Sevastopol during the Crimean War. The 68-pounders were naval ordnance, which were used as artillery on land after the Russians scuttled their ships of the Black Sea Fleet. My father played on these guns as a child, but they were removed and melted down in 1940 in support of the war effort.  They were surrounded by chevaux de frise, similar to the captured guns once displayed in Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow.
First World War
In 1919, Salford was presented with a British tank and two German field guns, which had been captured at the Battle of Loos. They were given by the National War Savings Committee in recognition of the financial support provided by the citizens of Salford.
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 The park railings were removed too. See: Zieleniec, Andrzej Jan Leon (2002) Park spaces: leisure, culture and modernity - a Glasgow case study. pages 322-323. While most British examples of Crimean War cannons were melted down, some in Ireland still survive.