Guns at the Castle.


The Tynmouth Abbey & Castle was used throughout World War one and two, with the defensive gun battery virtually unchanged since 1914.



The most notable alteration was the addition of a naval gun in 1940, which was mainly intended as a practice weapon, used to train gun crews for armed merchant vessels. In 1943, the demand for regular army gunners overseas war service meant that the Home Guard took over the operation of the gun for the rest of the war.


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