WWI German Grenade Found on River Don


A suspected WWI German rifle grenade was found along the River Don near Sheffield by a group of volunteers helping to clean-up the river bank.  The item was found in Attercliffe and was eventually destroyed in a controlled explosion on nearby wasteland by an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team.

The Germans are known to have hand-dropped grenades from Zeppelins and aircraft during their bombing campaign in WWI, although a more likely source of this rifle grenade is that it was an unwanted souvenir disposed of in what was thought to have been a discreet location.

The grenade was declared live and fortunately no harm was caused.

See: http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/update-bomb-squad-blow-up-german-ww1-grenade-found-in-sheffield-in-controlled-explosion-1-7997867