The Russian Gun
the end of the Napoleonic Wars, Berwick's walls bristled with artillery.
The one cannon remaining on the riverside fortifications is a souvenir of
the Crimean War.
This Russian gun is a link with the story that Berwick is still at war with Russia today! The tradition has its origins in the fact that the town used to be mentioned separately on documents and international treaties. It is said that Berwick was included in the declaration of war with Russia in 1854, but was accidentally omitted from the peace treaty two years later.