102 Petty France, formerly 50 Queen Anne's Gate, Westminster, was the main location of the Home Office from 1978 to 2004.
An Austin Princess, the Home Secretary's ministerial car as featured in Armstrong's Army
Parliament Square (1980) and the Churchill Statue, the scene of a memorable press conference by Sir Norman Armstrong
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Images of 12 Downing Street, office of the Chief Whip until 2001.
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Central Office, Smith Square.
Conservative Party HQ 1958-2003
Image thanks to; Anthony O'Neil
Launching from Palmer's shipyard, Jarrow, in 1912.
The closure of this shipyard in 1934 devastated the Tyneside economy, and in 1936, protest marchers, including our own Alf Burton, descended on London urging the government to support new industry in the Northeast.
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HMS Leander, a 50 gun fourth rate, probably quite similar to HMS Warrior, commanded by our Captain Sir Charles Speers at Trafalgar, then repaired and refitted for passenger and cargo service with the fledgling Speers Line, as the Lady Charlotte.
RMS (Royal Mail Ship) Campania, remarkably similar in design to the
RMS Lady Georgiana of the Speers Line.
Images of the Banqueting House on Whitehall; a location that has major implications for the characters in the Armstrong and Burton series.
Exterior; Chris O
Interior; Graham Purse
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