Photos from The Medieval Siege Society’s post
Our member, Stan, who is busy working on plenty of boxes, tables and tools in the off-season, recently had an interesting commission.
The MSS is proud to have a gunnery household amongst our members. You may not even know that guns were using as early as the medieval period! Our gunners have a range of guns that are often displayed at our events and their new acquisition of a cannon meant they needed a medieval stand to put it on!
You can see the cannon stand Stan made, both dismantled and together, as well as the stand in use at our Blackbirds Moor event this September (with its creator looking on!).
The cannon has a hook, hence the gunner Ben putting his foot on the stand and pulling the cannon onto it. The top of the stand is shaped to allow the cannon to fire and the steel wedge on the side holds it all together.
Keep your eyes peeled for the cannon stand at some of our events next season!