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After the Napoleonic wars, a lot of French ships cannons were around. Many of these had a cannon ball welded to the end and buried using them as bollards, or gate posts. They were used in Liverpool and London. I recall many of them as a kid. In St. John’s Wood in London one can be seen in the pavement with the French crest on it. Does anyone know of any are still around in Liverpool?

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There are still a few, around Castle St and the small streets going down to N John St... there was an article in the Daily Post a few months ago.
 

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Wellington Point.....facing Waterloo.

Yes, and reputedly some were melted down and cast into the statue of `Wellington` himself atop `Wellingtons Column` London Road / Commutation Row / William Brown Street.

http://www.johndavies.uk.com/liv-wat.htm
Excellent picture ......

Wellingtons column was reputedly a copy of the `Melville` column Edingburgh.

http://www.edinburgharchitecture.co.uk/melville_monument.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/stevenson_robert.shtml

In the construction of the tallest of these monuments, the Melville Column in St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, the special skills he had gained from lighthouse building were brought into use. In 1822, under Robert's direction, the iron crane used on the Bell Rock lighthouse lifted a statue, twice as large-as-life, of the late Viscount Melville, on to the top of a slender 41-metre-high column.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wellington's_Column

Wellington's Column is a monument in William Brown Street, Liverpool, UK. It is in memory of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. It is made of bronze, cast from the melted French cannons captured at the Battle of Waterloo. The plaque on the statue records Wellingtons most famous victories. The statue is placed facing towards Waterloo where Wellington won his most famous victory over Napoleon.
 
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