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WW2 Bomb closes Rotherwas straight mile


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#1 ragwert

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Posted 06 September 2017

A ww2 bomb has been dug up by contractors on the industrial estate.
Road closed in both directions with bomb disposal unit on site


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#2 Colin James

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Posted 06 September 2017

Yes I heard about this tonight, I understand it could be corroded grenades possibly  


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#3 twowheelsgood

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Posted 06 September 2017

I cycled down Skylon View (towards the City) at about 5.30pm and there were 2 police cars, a fire engine and some builder types at the gateway at the end. No one was looking very alarmed - just standing around chatting. They've recently started working in this area and so something may well have been uncovered, but nothing was closed off. I'd gone in the other direction at about 4pm and nothing was happening then.


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Posted 07 September 2017

Just done a little reading up of these grenades.

6,000,000 were made during the war mainly given out to the home guard in case of invasion.Not all locations were officially recorded and some caches were lost.Occasionally, the caches are discovered by builders digging foundations. In all cases, the grenades are still found to be dangerous and typically are destroyed via a controlled explosion.


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