Dereham’s World War I bomb discovery triggers scare

Joris Nieuwint

Bomb disposal experts were called out in Norfolk after museum volunteers discovered a box labelled “bomb”.

Inside the package, stored at Bishop Bonner’s Cottage in Dereham, were three clay balls, packed with gun powder and with wicks sticking out of them.

Bob Davies, vice-chairman of the Dereham Antiquarian Society, took the World War I devices home “for safekeeping”.

When he notified the police they sent bomb disposal experts.


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