Police Evacuate Twyford On Friday As Bomb Disposal Team Deal With Discovery

Police officers evacuated parts of Twyford yesterday as bomb disposal experts dealt with a dangerous device.

Resident Bernard Weighell uncovered a WW1 German 76mm exploding gas shell cap. It was live. Bernard cleaned up his find, polishing it with emery paper before he realised what it was!

The unexploded bomb

In our interview, he tells Alfred about his discovery, and his neighbour Des Alner explains how the munition was destroyed. One lucky young villager was asked to press the button to blow up the shell!