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Arms House

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 103 months ago
Arms House

GunAs you might expect, excavation work at the 2012 Games site in Stratford is yielding all manner of buried treasures: a cobbled street, graves of early eastenders (though Reg Cox has yet to be disinterred), even radioactive doohickies. Here's the latest haul: a collection of firearms found on the site of the aquatics centre by workmen. The stash comprises a replica Colt, two single shot rifles, and two sawed-off barrels, and are thought to date from around WW2, giving rise to a half-century's worth of pie-eyed stories about how they came to be buried in east end.

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