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.
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 containerCoun 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.