‘The bang was fierce’: Another bomb found at Chapel Point

Chapel Point where a bomb was discovered yesterday. ANL-171203-071014001
Chapel Point where a bomb was discovered yesterday. ANL-171203-071014001

Another Second World War bomb has been discovered at the site of the new Coastal Observatory in Chapel Point.

A witness has described “plumes of smoke” billowing from the container when the bomb squad arrived to dispose of it yesterday.

The bomb was discovered on the site where a new Coastal Observatory
is being built. This is an artist's impression of what the building  will look like. ANL-171203-070925001

The bomb was discovered on the site where a new Coastal Observatory is being built. This is an artist's impression of what the building will look like. ANL-171203-070925001

Coun Fiona Brown told the Standard: “The bomb squad secured the perimeter and initiated a controlled explosion at 11.30am.

“The bang was fierce and the plumes of smoke billowed from the container, and then all was returned to normal on the building site.”

The bomb was discovered by contractors Gelders on Friday.

Discovery of Second World War smoke bombs have already delayed the construction of the foundations of the new observatory.

The bang was fierce and the plumes of smoke billowed from the container

Coun Fiona Brown

When finished it will contain a café with toilets; a range of ‘hands-on’ educational and interpretative information for visitors; panoramic views of the coast; indoor and outdoor observation decks; a lookout for the Coastwatch organisation; and an art space for exhibiting work from local and national artists and craftspeople, art and craft workshops and a programme of artists in residence.

The project is funded by building is funded by Lincolnshire County Council and the government’s Coastal Communities Fund and Arts Council England.