By Richard Wright
Thursday, April 19, 2012
"They were quite small mines designed to blow holes in the runway to prevent German aircraft landing.
"They are believed to no longer contain 'live’ explosives but we have to take precautions to ensure public safety."
On both days, between midnight and 8am, there will be a 200 metre exclusion zone at the corner of the BAE Systems site, Somerton roundabout junction of Three Gates Road, Saunders Drive and the A3020 Newport Road.
BAE said it had informed local businesses and chose a weekend to keep disruption to a minimum. Disposal experts previously carried out test explosions.
• Scroll down to see map of the exclusion zone
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