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Leaving Wapping Police Stairs.

Leaving Wapping Police Stairs.
Leaving Wapping Police Stairs.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H6259
Description: A police skiff is rowed away from the waterside stairs at Wapping River Police Station. Officers could sometimes spend more than eight hours a day in the boats. Whatever the weather, the police had to go on patrol and high winds and strong currents could make rowing the boats immensely difficult.
Creator: Unknown
Date: 1901
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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