Herne Hill: Builders discover two presumed WW2 bombs in south London backyard – Night Commonplace


uilders made the shock discovery of two thought WW2 bombs in a south London garden on Tuesday, forcing authorities to race to a neighboring golf course to blow among them up.The 2

suspected unexploded WW2 bombs were dug up in the garden of a home in Herne Hill’s Danecroft Road on Tuesday.

The street was struck throughout the Blitz. Two homes were briefly evacuated.Southwark Police stated

the 2 devices were “torpedo shaped gadgets approximately half a metre in length “. Specialist authorities were contacted us to assess the gadgets and they chose among the gadgets needed to be damaged in a controlled explosion after checking online to see whether the location was targeted in WW2.


The two presumed WW2 gadgets

/ Met Police

They carried out the explosion on Dulwich Golf Course because they required a large open space to carry out the detonation but might not use any of the neighboring parks.Officers stated they tried to contact the supervisor of the club to let them know in advance however could not get hold of them.

“Efforts were made to call the manager of Dulwich Golf Course but these were unsuccessful,” said authorities.

“Due to the urgency of the situation, a decision was made to go ahead. Efforts to alert the owners will continue in the early morning.

“Please be assured that whilst these occurrences are unusual, we have expert officers to handle events such as these. Please contact us if you find anything similar.”

The other ordnance was considered safe enough to transport back to the bomb team’s center to damage there.

The Standard has called the golf course for comment.Last month, a buried lawnmower part sparked a huge authorities operation in Dulwich after a gardener feared it could be a bomb from the war.An employee neighboring

informed the Standard at the time:”The cops told us they thought it was an unexploded a World War Two bomb but it in fact turned out to be an old-fashioned metal rolly thing from a lawnmower.”