Unexploded Bomb Disrupts Evening Commute

By Lindsey Last edited 130 months ago
Unexploded Bomb Disrupts Evening Commute

An unexploded WWII bomb disrupted tube services on the District and Hammersmith and City Lines last night when it was discovered near Bromley-by-Bow Station in a river by Sugar House Lane yesterday.

The Army went in to investigate and the area was evacuated immediately after the discovery. The Newham Recorder reports:

It is said to be one of the largest bombs found in East London since the war and may be bigger than the famous "Herman" bomb found in Plaistow in the early 1970s.

Whilst the area was declared safe last night, a further inspection will take place this morning.

All of which prompted us to wonder, out of idle interest, just how many UXBs remain buried in London to this day and stumble across this list of known locations from 1996 although it should be noted that some of these "may by now have been dug-up and neutralised."

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Last Updated 03 June 2008