SH5661 : Craig Cannons

taken 12 years ago, near to Llanberis, Gwynedd, Great Britain

Craig Cannons
Craig Cannons
These homemade 'cannons' fired to mark weddings and other occasions of celebration are found in the vicinity of quarries throughout the North Wales Slate Belt. A series of holes linked by groves were drilled into the horizontal surface of a rock outcrop. Black powder explosive would be placed in the holes and groves and lit. The thin line of powder in the grooves would burn and set off the powder in each successive hole to create a series of loud explosions. Health and Safety regulations would not today allow such firings.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 31 October, 2006   (more nearby)
Thursday, 2 November, 2006
Rock cannon   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 563 610 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:7.6045N 4:8.9444W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 563 611
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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