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False Alarm at Priorclave

Apologies to anyone who phoned us on 020 8316 6620 earlier on today but we had a bomb scare and had to evacuate the building for about a hour and a half. Priorclave’ s 2,500 m2 factory is built on what was once part of the Royal Woolwich Arsenal site, which besides being a site where bombs and shells were manufactured and tested for over two centuries was a prime target for German bombers in WWII.

After evacuating the Priorclave factory and nearby buildings and cordoning off the road, the Metropolitan Police bomb squad investigated the device which had been struck with a spade by someone digging a trench behind a neighbouring factory. Fortunately it turned out to be just the un-explosive end of a projectile and after enjoying the unseasonable warm sunshine we all had to return to our work.