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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

18th August 1950 Born today: Dennis Elliot, London, rock drummer (Foreigner)

18th August 1937 Comic, actor, and cartoonist Willie Rushton, was born.go to related location

18th August 1896 Born today: Alan Mowbray, London England, actor (Dante, Colonel Flack)

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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