Building    From 1765  To 1912

Old Watch House - E17

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Old Watch House - E17

Before an effective police force was established each local council or vestry organised their own watchmen. The watch house was where they would hold prisoners before they appeared in court. Like the cells in police stations we have today.

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Old Watch House - E17

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Old Watch House - E17

Here stood the Old Watch House or “Cage”, erected in 1765, removed in 1912. B...

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Lord Eldon

Lord Eldon

Lord Chancellor.  1st Earl of Eldon. Opposed both the abolition of the slave trade and Catholic emancipation.

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1 memorial
Police Station, Upper Street, Islington

Police Station, Upper Street, Islington

Police Station at 277 Upper Street, Islington, N1.The picture source website also has a photograph of this very lamp being fixed to the Upper Street building in 1938.

Place, Armed Forces, Law

1 memorial
E. E. Woods

E. E. Woods

Alderman in the Borough of Hammersmith in 1948. Our colleague Andrew Behan has researched this man (and found the wonderful photo) : Edward Ernest Woods was born on 13 February 1896 in Chelsea, th...

Person, Law, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Rufus Isaacs, 1st Marquess of Reading

Rufus Isaacs, 1st Marquess of Reading

Lawyer and statesman. Born 3 Bury Street, died at home at 32 Curzon Street. 2018: A critical Londonist article gives: "A government enquiry found the politician Rufus Isaacs guilty of 'grave impro...

Person, Law, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Cannon Hall

Cannon Hall

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Building, Law

1 memorial