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Shell shock

Schroders director Robin Stoakley received a shock at work last week when his wife rang to say that he couldn&#39t come home because an unexploded World War Two bomb had been found in the garden.

Workmen discovered the 60-year-old German bomb while laying a new drive at Stoakley Towers. Neighbours had to evacuate a 100m exclusion zone, surviving on tea, biscuits and a singsong at the village hall, while the army UXB brigade defused the Luftwaffe explosive.

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