250kg German UXB Found in Brondesbury Park

A suspected 250kg German Unexploded Bomb (UXB) has been found during excavations for a planned residential development in Brondesbury Park, London Borough of Brent.

The discovery of the UXB prompted the evacuation of properties within a 200m radius, including a nursery and a nearby school. Residents were unable to reutrn to their homes until late on Friday the 3rd March after the bomb had been defuzed and removed by Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) personnel from the Royal Navy. It was later destroyed in a controlled explosion.

More than 640No. High Explosive (HE) bombs fell on the area surrounding Brondesbury Park during WWII, which was then located in the Municipal Borough of Willedsen.

It is already the second air-dropped German bomb found in the capital this year, after a 50kg UXB was dredged up on the banks of the River Thames near Westminster in January.

For more details see: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/mar/03/second-world-war-bomb-leads-to-evacuations-and-school-closures-in-london-brondesbury-park