A nature conservation team got a nasty surprise when they uncovered a WWII hand grenade whilst working within a former metal salvage yard at Aston’s Eyot in Oxford. An Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team was called and they carried out a controlled explosion of the device.
The origin of the grenade is not clear. Some local residents suggest that the area was used for military training during the war, which could explain its discovery. It is also possible that the grenade was taken to the former metal salvage yard at the site.