Sea Mine and Shell Found in Proximity to One Another on Norfolk Beach

It was a busy day for the Coastguard and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team at Thornham Marsh near Hunstanton in Norfolk, after two unexploded devices were discovered.  Initially called to deal with a Mark 6 sea mine, the EOD team subsequently came across a high explosive shell that required disposal.

The mine had initially been found by walkers a couple of days before but due to the incoming tide it could not be dealt with at the time.  An EOD team managed to relocate the device and safely destroy it before the shell was found within the same perimeter.

The coastal areas in the vicinity of Hunstanton were extensively used for practice firing during World War Two (WWII), with an Anti-Aircraft (AA) range and an air gunnery range both in the vicinity.