Liam has a blast in Simon’s Town

Liam Mason firing the 9-inch rifled muzzle-loading cannon

Cherry Howell, Lakeside

I am currently tutoring young Liam Mason, a South African lad who is resident in Canada but is on holiday in Simon’s Town, missing five weeks of school.

On Thursday December 16, he attended the firing of the 9-inch rifled muzzle-loading cannon, an exciting event organised by the South African Naval Museum.

He and his family are fascinated by all things nautical, and he looked forward to this event with huge excitement. Imagine his reaction when he was allowed to fire this cannon. It truly was the highlight of this 10 year old’s holiday in his hometown.

A big thank you to the representative from the Cannon Association of South Africa, who made Liam’s dream a reality.