Unexploded Mortar Found Near Former Norton Barracks

captureAn unexploded mortar from WWII has been destroyed in a controlled explosion after being discovered in a field near the railway line at Brockhill Village near Worcester.

The area is in close proximity to the former Norton Barracks, which housed a variety of regiments between opening in 1874 and their closure in 1979. The US Army also had units at the barracks in the immediate post-WWII period.

It is likely that the find relates to training activities associated with the former barracks, the field being located next to the historic rifle range.

See: http://www.itv.com/news/central/story/2016-11-17/unexploded-bomb-discovered-near-worcester-railway/