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Bobbies, Bombs and Blaggers: policing London's Square Mile
Sat 22 July 2017, 10:30 – 12:30 BST
The City of London Police is the smallest police force in England and Wales. Established in 1839, it has responsibility for policing the most historic part of the capital, the City of London or “Square Mile”.
Come on this walk and experience the highs and lows of the City Police’s history and hear the stories of some of the officers involved. You will discover why the City Police is the only force in the country whose uniform makes no reference to the Crown, stand in the very spot where its officers, armed only with truncheons, did battle with gun-toting Latvian anarchists, and hear a first hand account of the IRA's bombing campaign. There's even a ghost story!
The walk complements the displays and stories of the recently re-launched City of London Police Museum and finishes close by. The Museum is located next to the Guildhall Library (entrance in Aldermanbury).
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The meeting place for this walk is on Bishopgate outside the Hamilton Hall public house next to the east escalator exit from Liverpool Street Station. There are numerous bus, rail and underground links very close by. The walk concludes near the Guildhall located in Aldermanbury, City of London. Again there are several nearby transport links (bus and tube within 5-10 minutes' walk) and onward directions will be given at the end of the walk if needed.