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WW2 ammunition cart comes to light

DEVELOPERS Persimmon have unearthed a Second World War ammunition cart on their site at Maiden Beech in Crewkerne.

The cart (officially a “caisson”, pictured below), was a large trailer which held two boxes for ammunition and ancillary equipment, and was towed behind an artillery piece, or heavy gun.

Persimmon very kindly notified Crewkerne Town Council and Crewkerne Museum, enabling the find, which was buried about two metres down in a small quarry, to be assessed by the museum and recorded by a series of photographs.

It seems likely that this caisson may have been attached to an anti-aircraft gun, in association with a searchlight post.

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