Gun scrubbing up well at Gosport museum

WORK Alan Rogers, 65, from Gosport starts restoring an historic naval gun at the Explosion! museum.  Picture: Malcolm Wells (122337-26)
WORK Alan Rogers, 65, from Gosport starts restoring an historic naval gun at the Explosion! museum. Picture: Malcolm Wells (122337-26)
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THIS historic naval gun will soon look as good as new thanks to a volunteer who is carefully restoring it.

Alan Rogers, 65, from Gosport is a naval enthusiast who has volunteered to help clean the gun.

It will form part of the exhibits on offer at the Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower in Priddy’s Hard, Gosport.

He said: ‘It will never fire again but it’s a historical artefact that deserves to be saved.

‘I saw this old gun there and I thought it should be restored.

‘I’m very interested in naval and local history and I wanted to do some volunteering so this is what I chose to do.

‘It is a wonderful piece of history.’

The four inch naval gun was once used for coastal defence.

For more information visit explosion.org.uk