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Unexploded WWI Bomb In Didsbury

Police evacuate parts of West Didsbury after unexploded WWI shell is found

Written by . Published on October 31st 2012.

Unexploded WWI Bomb In Didsbury

SHORTLY before 1.15pm on Wednesday 31 October police were called to an address on Burton Road, West Didsbury, following the discovery of a WWI shell being found. 

Officers attending the call discovered that the century old device had not been detonated. 

A bomb disposal squad is now en route to disarm the explosive device and make sure the residential area is safe.

Burton Road was immediately cordened off with residents being asked to evacuate the area and business forced to close. Several surrounding streets have now also been closed with residents being asked to remain indoors as a precaution.

The picture above is not the bomb in question.

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6 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

Jeremy SmithNovember 1st 2012.

Was it an Artisan bomb ?

NorthernGeezerNovember 3rd 2012.

How was a WW1 bomb found in Didsbury.
Presumably it was one of ours cos as far as i know, jerry didnt bomb this far north all those years ago

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AnonymousNovember 3rd 2012.


dalai guevaraNovember 4th 2012.

German engineering is getting everywhere...

AnonymousJanuary 16th 2013.

why can't German not drop bombs that don't explode

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Bilbo BobbinsJanuary 16th 2013.


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