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Stuart0742

Due to a Police incident DaveH has been evacuated from his house

http://www.thestar.co.uk/community/breaking-sheffield-homes-evacuated-in-police-incident-1-4535835

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SteveHB

I have a large garden and a couple of tents, if that is of any help ..... lol

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Stuart0742

Second night running, Dave won't go home, I think its just an excuse to go to the pub for his tea. lol

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Stuart0742

Update from The Star

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/breaking-news-controlled-explosion-carried-out-over-chemical-scare-video-report-1-4540226

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I have a large garden and a couple of tents, if that is of any help ..... lol

Thanks Steve, we spent the night at my mums on the Arbourthorne

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Second night running, Dave won't go home, I think its just an excuse to go to the pub for his tea. lol

I'm home now.

Thanks for being so concerned about me.

Evacuated Thursday 10 May all day but allowed home around 10pm, visited by a PC to reassure us and got the impression it was all over

However, re-evacuated on Friday 11 May all day and had to stay out until Saturday morning, after having a Police escort to rescue the dog and prescription medication from our house.

Seems OK now, and hopefully the danger is sorted.

Unlike other local residents that have criticised the emergency services because they have been inconvenienced by the incident (see Sheffield Star) the incident was handled very professionally by the services who acted in the interests of public safety.

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Being evacuated is not a new experience for me.

I was evacuated from our prefab on 16 February 1962.

I've now had more evacuations than my dad who was evacuated from Sheffield at the beginning of the War, but came back home before the Blitz started

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Waterside Echo

Being evacuated is not a new experience for me.

I was evacuated from our prefab on 16 February 1962.

I've now had more evacuations than my dad who was evacuated from Sheffield at the beginning of the War, but came back home before the Blitz started

The last major evacuation in Sheffield I can remember would be in the early 1970s.There was a major gas leak at Neepsend gas works, all the people in the houses at Hillfoot surounding the site were evacuated to Philadelphia School. Perhaps U/Lady may remember this. W/E.
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The last major evacuation in Sheffield I can remember would be in the early 1970s.There was a major gas leak at Neepsend gas works, all the people in the houses at Hillfoot surounding the site were evacuated to Philadelphia School. Perhaps U/Lady may remember this. W/E.

There was another evacuation in Sheffield in the 1970's when a large German bomb was uncovered during some excavations.

I can vaguely remember it but wasn't involved in it, I am sure it has been mentioned on here somewhere

Was the bomb "Herman the German", now on display in Kelham Island museum?

I must admit if a bomb has been sat unexploded in the ground for about 70 years and not gone off in that time it is highly unlikely to go off now, - but with something powerfull enough to take an entire street out you just can't take any chances.

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Stuart0742

There was another evacuation in Sheffield in the 1970's when a large German bomb was uncovered during some excavations.

I can vaguely remember it but wasn't involved in it, I am sure it has been mentioned on here somewhere

Was the bomb "Herman the German", now on display in Kelham Island museum?

I must admit if a bomb has been sat unexploded in the ground for about 70 years and not gone off in that time it is highly unlikely to go off now, - but with something powerfull enough to take an entire street out you just can't take any chances.

Was that incident down near Bramall Lane ?

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Was that incident down near Bramall Lane ?

Lancing Road I believe.

HD

That's the one.

We have a topic on here about the Lancing Road bomb.

They evacuated the area while the bomb was "made safe" by an army UXB bomb disposal team.

But being a big bomb the exclusion zone for evacuation must have been fairly big, not just a 150 - 200 metre radius as in my recent incident.

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hilldweller

There was another evacuation in Sheffield in the 1970's when a large German bomb was uncovered during some excavations.

I can vaguely remember it but wasn't involved in it, I am sure it has been mentioned on here somewhere

Was the bomb "Herman the German", now on display in Kelham Island museum?

I must admit if a bomb has been sat unexploded in the ground for about 70 years and not gone off in that time it is highly unlikely to go off now, - but with something powerfull enough to take an entire street out you just can't take any chances.

I believe the allied bombs dropped on Germany represent a greater risk than the Geman bombs dropped on Britain due to the different fusing methods. The German fire brigade are still actively looking for ordnance. If you Google UXB's in London there are still hundreds thought to be still buried. Many of them on marshes, sewage farms, but some are thought to be in front gardens.

I understand British delayed action bombs normally used a chemical timer based on the time it took for acetone to dissolve acetate sheets and release a striker. German delayed bombs used clockwork timers and the detonators were electrical and fired from a capacitor which was charged prior to release from the aircraft.

I guess the capacitors would discharge pretty quickly and certainly be dead after 70 years.

HD

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I believe the allied bombs dropped on Germany represent a greater risk than the Geman bombs dropped on Britain due to the different fusing methods. The German fire brigade are still actively looking for ordnance. If you Google UXB's in London there are still hundreds thought to be still buried. Many of them on marshes, sewage farms, but some are thought to be in front gardens.

I understand British delayed action bombs normally used a chemical timer based on the time it took for acetone to dissolve acetate sheets and release a striker. German delayed bombs used clockwork timers and the detonators were electrical and fired from a capacitor which was charged prior to release from the aircraft.

I guess the capacitors would discharge pretty quickly and certainly be dead after 70 years.

HD

Would have to be a massive resistance between the charged capacitor terminals, and it would have to be a very large capacitor to have any residual charge after 70 years. I don't think they do capacitors in full Farad sizes, not even in Germany.

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madannie77

That's the one.

We have a topic on here about the Lancing Road bomb.

They evacuated the area while the bomb was "made safe" by an army UXB bomb disposal team.

But being a big bomb the exclusion zone for evacuation must have been fairly big, not just a 150 - 200 metre radius as in my recent incident.

Just thought I'd post the link to show I am still here.

Possibly the only good thing about Friday's closure of Ridgeway Road was that I managed to get photos of Supertrams using the crossovers at Spring Lane and Gleadless Townend. Something wrong here, as I am never in the right place at the right time.

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Just thought I'd post the link to show I am still here.

Possibly the only good thing about Friday's closure of Ridgeway Road was that I managed to get photos of Supertrams using the crossovers at Spring Lane and Gleadless Townend. Something wrong here, as I am never in the right place at the right time.

I wasn't in the right place at the right time, - I couldn't go back to my house!

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hilldweller

I don't think they do capacitors in full Farad sizes, not even in Germany.

1 Farad & 1.5 Farad capacitors are readily available nowadays.

They are used in some modern electronic equipment to maintain what would otherwise be volatile memory instead of re-chargable batteries. They are only about 25 mm diameter and about 12 mm high. They are only rated at about 3.3 volts.

Those Herberts that install huge sound systems in their vehicles can also buy a big capacitor (about 75 mm dia and 250 mm high) and rated at about a Farad to bolt across the 12 volt supply terminals of their power amplifiers in order to supply the huge transient currents that the heavy wiring back to the battery cannot supply. They come with a built in digital display and cost about 40 quid from Maplin.

HD

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1 Farad & 1.5 Farad capacitors are readily available nowadays.

They are used in some modern electronic equipment to maintain what would otherwise be volatile memory instead of re-chargable batteries. They are only about 25 mm diameter and about 12 mm high. They are only rated at about 3.3 volts.

Those Herberts that install huge sound systems in their vehicles can also buy a big capacitor (about 75 mm dia and 250 mm high) and rated at about a Farad to bolt across the 12 volt supply terminals of their power amplifiers in order to supply the huge transient currents that the heavy wiring back to the battery cannot supply. They come with a built in digital display and cost about 40 quid from Maplin.

HD

Wouldn't like to put a dead short on one that was full charged.

I once accidentally caught the terminals of a 250 microfarad capacitor with the end of my screwdriver. There was a hell of a bang and a flash and it melted a bit of the metal out of the screwdriver blade.

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