Spigot Mortar Bomb Found in Suffolk

image-300x212A suspected unexploded spigot mortar bomb was found during an archaeological dig in the village of Fornham St Genevieve in Suffolk. The item was destroyed in a controlled explosion by an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team from the Royal Logistics Corps after it was unearthed in the middle of a field.

Spigot mortars were used throughout WWII, particularly at defensive points by the Home Guard.  The Fornham area was well-defended by a series of pillboxes and other structures and this may explain the surprise discovery.

See: http://www.buryfreepress.co.uk/news/local/latest-news/unexploded-bomb-discovered-in-field-in-fornham-st-genevieve-1-7317700