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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

28th June 2001 Carry On actress Joan Sims died in Chelsea, London.

28th June 1945 Born today: Dave Knights, London, rock bassist (Procol Harum-Conquistador)

28th June 1923 Queen Wilhelmina and Prince Henry for state visit to London

28th June 1909 Born today: Eric Ambler, London, suspense writer (Epitaph for a Spy)

28th June 1838 The Coronation of Victoria I in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

28th June 1461 The Coronation of Edward IV in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

River Police Boatyard



River Police Boatyard

Home to the worlds first uniformed police force

Location: Nr Wapping Rose Garden

Description: The Thames River Police was established in 1797 and was the first uniformed police force in the world.

At the time crime was a major problem on the river and was one of the reasons for building the inland docks enclosed by high walls.

Today the main problems are stolen yachts and attempted suicides. The blue and white building houses the police boats and provides maintenance facilities.

The present headquarters is just up the road and houses a museum (visits by appointment only).

Tagged in this Tour: Pirates and penthouses at the old London Docks

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River Police Boatyard

Home to the worlds first uniformed police force


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