WWII Ordnance Threatens to Disrupt University Boat Race

A potential cancellation of the University boat race was avoided after a suspected item of WWII ordnance was removed from the banks of the River Thames.

The item was found on the shoreline near Putney at low tide the day before the big event but was soon submerged by water, prompting fears that the race would be either delayed or postponed. Fortunately, an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team was able to locate the item during the early hours of the morning and, having assessed that it was not dangerous, safely removed it.

Oxford won.

See: https://www.varsity.co.uk/news/12668