As you can imagine, you have to be extremely well organised to work a gun safely. The following images will show you the whole loading process, the tools involved and the safety procedures that are involved.
Sweaty Betty is our cannon. Its not a very glamourous name, but we feel that she is one of the best looking pieces on the field today. The following photographs show 'Betty' being worked by a full crew of seven gunners. She can be worked by just three if necessary, but that is very hard work! The photographs start with 'Betty' just having been fired, so we will work through basic procedures for cleaning, loading and of course firing! Please remember that all of these gunners have trained to use this very dangerous weapon, and are constantly checking safety procedures for each other, and work under the direct control of an extremely experienced Gun Captain.
Colonel Robert Hammond's Regiment of Foote . Cittie of London Brigade . Armie of Parliament . Sealed Knot