My husband had just left with the children to go camping for a few days when I heard a loud bang at my house in Bengeo. I was really frightened – as you are when it’s anything to do with your family. A neighbour went to investigate and told me the army was there and had detonated a bomb at Chapmore End. Luckily my husband was one of the last cars to have been let through before the explosion.
It was a World War II bomb that must have been uncovered whilst they were excavating at the gravel pits there.
If anyone knows any more about this incident or about any other bombs dropped in the area please add a comment below or add a new page.