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Re: Bomb Dredged Up, Evacuation
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2012, 23:05:43 »
The bomb was dredged up by one of the D.O.E. dredgers working there at the time. It was taken out and blown up by bomb disposal and was on the southern news.  I was working on Hoo Ness Island operating a dragline at the time and knew all the crew members. I remember one of them complaining after the incident that the police made him get off the dredger at the time and he had burnt some sausages he was cooking on board. Happy days!

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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2010, 22:05:30 »
Hi

Vaguely recall it. It came as I recall pretty soon after a WW1 Zeppelin bomb was dug up by workmen building the 'New' section of Medway Road just opposite the Prince of Guinea pub.
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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2010, 13:53:14 »
On the 17th November 1980 a 500lb bomb was dredged up in the dockyard, causing 300 people to be evacuated.

Anyone remember this?

 

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