23. Jul, 2017

Not a normal day for us ?

To day was a interesting afternoon for us. A bag of assorted shells were dropped off at the battery, Having been trawled up from the sea bed... Rod checked them just to make sure they were used/safe but found at least two of the small cases,were live ... so it was decided that the public should be asked to leave and the police were informed. very promptly the police arrived and after doing checks etc forwarded photos and details to the RN bomb disposal unit . we were then informed that the unit were on there way and all members were to leave the museum and it was secured with a police presence the whole time.
Rod Neil and Brenda stayed nearby in the Holiday camp to await the Bomb disposal team , The other members all wanted to stay ,but it was decided that it was best that they left. As soon as the unit did arrived , they confirmed the small shells were ..live.. and needed to be disposed of. to which they took all the shells to nearby churston cove to be safely blown up... The larger shells they took back to Plymouth to be disposed of..Everyone acted very responsibly and all ended happily . so thanks to everyone at the museum today and to the police and the RN BD unit