Parachute Mine suspension rope
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.
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.
Whole length: 2510mm
Social history, War