Filed: Tuesday, 2nd July 2013
By: Staff Writer
Canning Town's Victoria Dock Road has been closed this afternoon due to the discovery of an unexploded Second World War bomb.
The road has been shut off between Connaught Bridge and Prince Regent Lane by Police whilst the entire area has been cleared by Police.
The East End was one of the most heavily bombed areas in the UK during the 1939-1945 conflict, with its docks, railways and industry targeted by the Germans. There are still thought to be several similar unexploded bombs in and around the area.
Does my bomb look big in this? A wrecked Boleyn Ground after a flying V-1 landed in August 1944
The Boleyn Ground was famously bombed in August 1944 when a V-1 bomb landed in the south-west corner of the ground, causing severe damage. As a result, West Ham were forced to play their home fixtures at alternative venues until December 1944 whilst repairs were taking place.
However it proved to be a fruitful spell for the club as they embarked on a run of nine straight wins - before losing their first game back at the Boleyn to neighbours Tottenham.
Bomb sights: An image illustrating where bombs fell during the Blitz (Oct 1940-June 1941)
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