Rumour File: Developers halt works due to possible World War Two discovery
Works have stopped at a Werribee South site due to what looks to be World War Two cannon mountings.
During the Rumour file, What a Discovery told 3AW Breakfast a curious farmer stumbled upon developers about to remove what look to be gun mounts on a building site on Duncan’s Road on Werribee South beach.
He called council and has had works stopped until the feature is investigated for its historical value.
Farmer Nick Delios said he recalls playing on the gun mounts in the 1960s after the guns had been removed.
“The contractor was commissioned to excavate the gravel car park there and turn it into a sealed car park, and he’s uncovered two round circular gun mounts that were built I think about 1941,” he said.
“My grandfather told me they were built in 1941 and they were there for the duration of the Second World War, and there was a group of soldiers camped in the paddock behind the gun mounts and they were armed and manned for the duration of the Second World War.”
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