There are several historic guns on display at The Alameda Gardens. This is one of four howitzers at the base of The Eliott Memorial. Three of these artillery pieces were cast in 1783 and the other in 1778. At the Wellington Memorial is a bronze 12 pounder dating from 1758 plus two 13 inch mortars. The two guns at the garden entry were seized from the Russians by the British during their victory in the Crimean War (1853 – 1856).