Police Open Museum Doors

The River Police at Wapping will again be opening the doors of their museum to the public as part of the annual Wapping Shindig celebrations on Saturday 13th July 2019 at 11am. They will  close again at 5pm. Entry is free.

This year, for the first time, I’ll be explaining the political and social conditions that led to the formation of the world’s first professional civilian police force in July 1798 and contrasting the English and French models that was the cause of much soul searching in Parliament. I’ll also be offering for sale copies of all my books, four of which feature Tom Pascoe of the Thames Marine Police Institution

While the latest of my books, Virginia Street, published last year is not part of the Pascoe series, it is set in and around Wapping in the same time period (turn of 19th C) as my other books.

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