Picture of the Week: Images from Somerset during the First World War

 

Holt and Howitzer at Taunton Station c.1917


Holt tractor and Howitzer gun, Taunton Station c.1917

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2 thoughts on “Picture of the Week: Images from Somerset during the First World War

  1. Does anyone know if this is the type of gun which was sent around to all the towns after the war. Legend has it that Watchet was sent a gun after the war to recognise their sacrifice, but not wanting to have a reminder it was thrown into the harbour.
    1915 Watchet had 357 registered voters and lost 40 men who fell in all theatres.

  2. Annie – guns like this were doing the rounds of towns and villages in Somerset during the later stages of the war to help sell war bonds. This might well be what your ‘legend ’ refers to?

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