Parachute Mine suspension rope

Object number

LDVAL 2006.14.1

Date

Before 1940

Description

A piece of rayon suspension rope which came from an unexploded parachute mine that fell on 6 Marsh Green Road, Dagenham at 22.44pm on 17th September 1940. The donor was a L/Stg in No. 35 Bomb Disposal Section of the Royal Engineers, and was part of the team that diffused the bomb.

Physical description

Cream coloured 28 strand rayon rope. The top 23cms are plaited, but the remainder has become unravelled. The rope is knotted below the plaited section to prevent any further unravelling.

Condition

Fair

Type

Shrapnel

Size

Whole length: 2510mm
width: 22mm

Collection type

Social history, War

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Metadata
Start dateBefore 1940
InstitutionValence House Museum
TypeShrapnel
Collection type
Social history
War