The River Beat, The Story of London's River Police since 1798, by Geoffrey Budworth

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The River Beat, The Story of London's River Police since 1798, by Geoffrey Budworth

The River Beat, The Story of London's River Police since 1798, by Geoffrey Budworth

Published by Historical Publications in 1997, 144 pages. Hardback with Dust Jacket (N3412)

Brand New Book

In 1798 the London River Police Force was founded by two men, Patrick Colquhoun and John Harriott, to deal with the pilfering and damage that occurred in the corrupt Port of London. Due to the thousands of ships and vessels on the Thames at any one time, crime was commonplace, and this book charts the fascinating story of the river police through the 19th century and all the way up to the modertn day

Includes several black and white photographs and illustrations

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