Over 1,000 Bombs Cleared from Former Range on East Yorkshire Beach

For years, coastal erosion has uncovered hundreds of items of unexploded ordnance (UXO) on Cowden beach in East Yorkshire, the shore and cliff-face having been used as target areas for a Cold War bombing range.

Over the past month, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) teams have removed and destroyed more than 1,000 UXO items left on the beach. The majority of finds have comprised practice bombs, but mortars and other projectiles have also been encountered.

It remains one of the most ordnance-contaminated areas of land in the UK and with coastal erosion unlikely to halt anytime soon, the EOD team will continue to have its work cut out.

See: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-53692099