Subject: 2 WWII Mortar Shells found in a Hertfordshire Garden
From: Alex Kemp
Date: Monday, 26 October 2015 22:28:39 +0000
To: Oliver Kemp, Micaela Kemp, Liisa Kemp, Davin Kemp

I’ve just sent you an update on that St Albans Sinkhole, and now here is news on 2 items capable of creating their own big ’oles:-

Each of the suspected World War Two mortar shells weighed 18lb (8kg) (credit: Hertfordshire Police, 2015)

Some people collect the strangest things...

An Army explosives ordinance disposal team was congratulating itself this morning after, at 07:45 GMT, safely blowing-up an 8kg mortar shell that had been found in a garden at Park Avenue, Potters Bar yesterday (Sunday 25 October 2015). Their pleasure, however, was premature, as the Herts. police called them back to the same address; the owner had gone back to her gardening & found a 2nd device identical to the first!

The team are now both preparing for a second controlled explosion + making checks for further devices across the entire garden. I guess that that is one way to get help with the digging.

Alex Kemp