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WWII Bomb: Cityserve Joins Forces with the Emergency Services

Published: Tuesday, 16th May 2017


Following the discovery of a World War II bomb in Aston, Birmingham the BCC resilience team called upon Cityserve to join the emergency services to help feed the families that were evacuated.

People living near to the site where the unexploded device was found were taken to the Alexander Stadium on Monday evening.

Our team – Cheryl Rudge, Joy Carter, Wayne Edge and Ian Hegarty utilised the Cityserve Development Kitchen in the nearby Birmingham Science Park and around 4pm on Monday 15th May, started to cook sufficient hot meals to deliver and serve to up to 200 residents and emergency support staff.

The menu consisted of:

  • dhal with lentils
  • vegetable curry with barley/pilau rice
  • tuna pasta bake
  • vegetarian lasagne with garlic bread
  • chocolate brownies
  • coffee and juices

The team left just after 10pm and arrived back on site at 6.30am on Tuesday morning to serve up yogurt and cereal for breakfast, and to prepare packed lunches and Tuesday evening meals from the nearby Holte School in the Lozells area.