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Unexploded WWII bomb in Grange Walk, Bermondsey

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Wednesday 25 March 2015 5.26pm
Jan the old one wrote:
Did the Army detonate it on the Isle of Grain? About one hour ago friends reported their houses shook after hearing a very Big Bang?

It was detonated at Cliffe in Kent.

Wednesday 25 March 2015 5.30pm
The houses in Gravesend shook, don't know the distance twixt the two places!
Wednesday 25 March 2015 5.34pm
Pieces of Eight wrote:
News just in....Vera Lynn's agent has been in touch and she is available for a show tomorrow at the Seven Islands Leisure Centre. In other news, the NAAFI have set up a tea van in Spa Road. The first shipload of Yanks are expected here by Wednesday, with their chocolate and silk stockings. Yes, we have no bananas. Unconfirmed reports that a framed photo of Hermann Goering has been given pride of place in the SE1 offices have been strongly denied. And finally, turn that light off, don't yer know there's a war on!?

In a worrying twist, Merkel has demanded that the bomb should be detonated among the working class Londoners as was intended, so they moved the bomb to Kent.
Wednesday 25 March 2015 10.43pm
On average, 15 unexploded bombs are found in Germany every single day.

WW2 ordnance: the gift that keeps on giving...
Thursday 26 March 2015 5.48pm
Cllr Peter John and Cllr Ben Johnson talking about the Bermondsey bomb at council assembly last night

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Thursday 26 March 2015 11.02pm
A working class Londoner in Kent today;
Friday 27 March 2015 9.21pm
Dunno about a Big Bang.more like a Jan sized Big Bum!
Saturday 28 March 2015 6.46pm
Brilliant t-shirt eDWaRD WooDWaRD.

Reminds me of this:

Monday 30 March 2015 6.22pm
Could someone go update the wiki page that Jule62 posted, it doesn't have our bomb on there and I feel it needs it, including a link to this site! It refers to a notable bomb in Munich that was 500 pounds, so the Bermondsey bomb should definitely be there.

Also, 15 a day in Germany? Blimey.
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