Residents in Sneinton have been speaking about their experience after a World War II grenade was discovered in a garage.
Locals were first made aware of the incident after hearing a loud bang.
The hand grenade was unearthed on Wednesday afternoon and police were immediately alerted to the explosive.
A bomb disposal unit arrived shortly after to complete the controlled explosion.
People in the area reported a resounding banging noise coming from behind the BBC buildings and BioCity on Pennyfoot Street.
This even led to a tweet from BioCity that said: “Those pesky Bomb disposal experts, we all rushed to the window to see what was happening! Explosion was rather loud! #”
Elsewhere, residents were equally alarmed, with user @sneak_666 tweeting: “Heard the explosion from Sneinton Hermitage way, wondered what it was!”