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Postal order for purchased by George Archer-Shee (aka The Winslow Boy).

The real Winslow Boy

The biggest story in the British press 100 years ago today centred on a High Court case brought by the family of George Archer-Shee, a teenage naval cadet who had been expelled from Osborn Naval Co…

Recently we welcomed the author Andrew Cook to the BPMA to speak about The Great Train Robbery, one of the most infamous crimes in British history. Thames Valley Police, The Great Train Robbery, Crime Of The Century, British History, Art Google, Glasgow, World, Travel, Auction
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Great Train Robbery podcast

Inside the carriage after the Great Train Robbery. © Thames Valley Police

Image of signal box, with glove added by the Great Train Robbery robbers.

Image of signal box, with glove added by the Great Train Robbery robbers. ©Thames Valley Police Museum.

On Thursday 8 August we will be marking 50 years since The Great Train Robbery with a talk by Andrew Cook and touring exhibition. Thames Valley Police, The Great Train Robbery, Crime Of The Century, Inner World, British History, Glasgow, West Coast, Touring, London
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The Great Train Robbery, the aftermath and the Investigations: A Story from the Archive

On Thursday 8 August we will be marking 50 years since The Great Train Robbery with a talk by Andrew Cook and touring exhibition. Exhibitions Officer Dominque Gardner blogs today on background and …

Wanted poster of the Great Train Robbery robbers and their associates. This was produced not long after the robbery and was widely distributed.

Wanted poster of the Great Train Robbery robbers and their associates. This was produced not long after the robbery and was widely distributed. (POST 120/95)

The Great Train Robbery, the aftermath and the Investigations: A Story from the Archive

The Great Train Robbery, the aftermath and the Investigations: A Story from the Archive

On Thursday 8 August we will be marking 50 years since The Great Train Robbery with a talk by Andrew Cook and touring exhibition. Exhibitions Officer Dominque Gardner blogs today on background and …

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The great unsolved crime

This month sees the 60th anniversary of a daring robbery from the Post Office mail van. This attack occurred in the early hours of the morning of 21st May 1952, when a mail van carrying High Value …