19. Oct, 2017

19.10.17...SWANAGE LOCALS TO THE RESCUE?

Can you help me?

On our visit to Swanage a week ago, Elizabeth and I found this imposing monument on the promenade.

I can see the point of commemorating the battle but why CANNONBALLS on the top of the obelisk?  

The battle was fought some 500 years before gunpowder was introduced into Europe, therefore, no gunpowder, no cannons, no cannonballs.

If you are a local and reading this, please let me know the reason for this anachronism.