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Cannon and Canons unite on the Derry Walls!

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Cannon and Canons unite on the Derry Walls! thumbnailMark Lusby, Co-ordinator, Friends of the Derry Walls with the St Columbís Cathedral Chapter, consisting of Rev. Canon Micheal Roemmele; Rev. Canon David Ferry; Rev. Canon Malcolm Ferry; Rev. Canon Paul Whittaker; The Venerable Robert Miller, Archdeacon of

THE world over has to be alert to the minor typographical difference between large pieces of heavy artillery (cannon) and a cathedral's clergy (canon). A cannon is made from cast iron whereas a canon is usually made from sterner stuff!
The venerable Walls of Derry boasts the largest collection of cast iron cannon of known provenance in Europe. The ramparts also enclose the churchyard of the equally ancient St Columb's Cathedral.
In an attempt to create greater awareness of this common misspelling, the Friends of the Derry Walls recently enlisted the help of both the Cathedral's Chapter and the 1642 Merchant Taylors' Company cannon.

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