I don’t believe it!

Victor Meldrew, One Foot in the Grave’s curmudgeonly hero, would have relished this tale from the depths of rural England. “Unbelievable!!”

A woman who dug up an unexploded bomb in her garden washed it in the kitchen sink before police were called and a controlled explosion carried out.

Gardening at her home in Norfolk, England, the woman struck a metal object with her spade. She called out to her husband, who was indoors, but he refused to come out to see what she had found, so she took it inside.

The object was heavy and closely resembled a World War II bomb. Wait a minute – it was a World War II bomb! So, of course, the woman did the sensible thing and removed it from the coffee table where she had laid it out for inspection. She lugged it to the kitchen to wash off the mud.

According to her husband, she took a sensible precaution: “She put a plastic seat on the top in case it went off.” The couple called the police. Plod advised them to leave the house for a few hours just in case.

A bomb disposal squad from RAF Wittering in Cambridgeshire was summoned and decided that the bomb was live. They took it to a nearby quarry where it was detonated nearly seventy years after it had (first) been dropped.

World War II bomb! Let me Google that for you: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=bomb

WWII-bomb

Advertisements

2 comments on “I don’t believe it!

  1. Peter Horsfield says:

    What a hoot!
    One could almost say, cleanliness came very close to godliness.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s