An unexploded bomb from the Second World War has been blown up by the army in Bridgend.
The discovery of the bomb sparked a major police and army operation.
Gerwyn Miles had picked up what he thought was a memento of the war while serving in Japan and Asia.
It had been passed around the family, moved around different houses and was even taken to school for a show and tell.
But when Gerwyn's daughter Lynis Jones and her husband Lyn, from Bridgend , were having a clear-out it was discovered to be a live World War Two bomb that had not exploded.
An army bomb disposal unit was called from Hereford and the bomb was detonated on an area of common land.
South Wales Police confirmed they were called to an address in Westfield Avenue at 8pm on Monday.
The device was taken to nearby Heol y Cyw Common Tuesday morning and blown up.
Lynis’ daughter Jessica said that her grandfather, who died 12 years ago, would have loved the story.