Knoll Beach Cafe at Studland evacuated after member of the public finds Second World War shell

Cafe evaucated at Studland after Second World War shell found

Cafe evaucated at Studland after Second World War shell found

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DOZENS of people were evacuated from Studland’s Knoll Beach Cafe at lunchtime, after a member of the public walked into the nearby information kiosk with a Second World War shell.

Staff exercised caution and immediately evacuated the cafe, the kiosk and the nearby toilet block.

Emergency services were notified and a 200 metre cordon, effectively closing the car park, was put in place until bomb disposal experts arrived around 2pm.

A National Trust spokesman explained: “Cafe staff decided to err on the side of caution after a member of the public brought what appeared to be a Second World War cannon shell that they had found.

“When the bomb disposal team arrived they quickly examined it and took it away. The cordon was then lifted.”

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4:41pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Edna Cheese (Mrs) says...

They thought they were in Shell Bay.
They thought they were in Shell Bay. Edna Cheese (Mrs)
  • Score: 4

4:55pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Diesel Dog says...

How can people be so stupid.

I'm surprised he didn't hit it with a hammer to see if it was live before bringing it over.
How can people be so stupid. I'm surprised he didn't hit it with a hammer to see if it was live before bringing it over. Diesel Dog
  • Score: 3

6:55pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Raptor345 says...

Why don't they show a pic of the device and others that have or might be found so people have a better idea what they might be and don't pick them up.
Why don't they show a pic of the device and others that have or might be found so people have a better idea what they might be and don't pick them up. Raptor345
  • Score: 1

10:55pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Yankee1 says...

I knew a schoolmaster who took a group of boys there from Swanage after the war.....who were blown up by a shell on that beach.

It is a nightmare. Cannot it be cleaned, once and for all, using new technology to discover the buried wartime explosives on shore and under Shell Bay?
I knew a schoolmaster who took a group of boys there from Swanage after the war.....who were blown up by a shell on that beach. It is a nightmare. Cannot it be cleaned, once and for all, using new technology to discover the buried wartime explosives on shore and under Shell Bay? Yankee1
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