Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Olympic site uncovers WWII past

Archaeologists have uncovered evidence of second world war defences on the site of the 2012 Olypmic Park in Stratford, east London.
The team from the Museum of London Archaeology Service and Pre-Construct Archaeology discovered second world war helmets and four gun emplacements on the site of the proposed velopark.'These finds offer a unique opportunity to understand how east London was part of the City's defensive network during World War Two, protecting the centre of London and the network of waterways to its east,' said Museum of London Senior Archaeologist Kieron Tyler.'The emplacements were part of a complex that included pillboxes and stores - a cordite store has also been uncovered,' he said.The four 4.5 inch gun emplacements were constructed in 1941 and updated in 1944 with bigger guns, probably to defend from V1 and V2 flying bombs (doodle bugs).

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.