Archaeologists discover bomb in beauty spot wall (UK)





Mystery surrounds how an unexploded bomb was left secreted in a Cheddar Valley beauty spot for the best part of 70 years.

Bomb disposal experts had to carry out a controlled explosion after keen amateur archaeologists made the shocking discovery of the Second World War mortar bomb last Tuesday.

The group of four from Charterhouse Historic and Environmental Research Team (CHERT), led by archaeologist Steve Tofts, was carrying out surveying work near Cheddar Gorge.

Eagle-eyed CHERT member Brian Corney looked into a crevice and spotted something he assumed to be a old bottle.


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