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  • During the second world war the public was asked to tighten their belts, be vigilant, and to help the War Effort. In a typical Dad’s Army move, some overzealous committee suggested that people donated their metallic fences/ railings to make cannons with, and everybody took their saws out and amputated their barriers, providing thousands of tons of iron. Seventy years on, relics of the people’s goodwill remain, but the bulk of the iron collected proved unsuitable and their disposal became a major headache for the War Office
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