The bronze gates of the Royal Engineers’ Memorial at the Brompton Barracks, Chatham, by Thomas Potter & Sons. 1860. The London Daily News announced their arrival in October 1860 with a flourish, calling them "massive", and "of the most elaborate workmanship, ... cast from the Russian cannon taken at Sebastopol, a sufficient number of guns having been presented by the Government for that purpose" (3).

Photograph by Patrick Carson, caption and commentary by Jacqueline Banerjee, with many thanks to Patrick for his valuable information. You may use the image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one. [Click on the image to enlarge it.]


"Naval and Military." London Daily News. 13 October 1860: 3. British Newsaper Archives. Web. 13 September 2020.

Created 13 September 2020