TQ3079 : Number 10

taken 48 years ago, near to Westminster, Great Britain

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Number 10
Number 10
Two shirt-sleeved policemen on duty outside the famous black-painted door of number 10 Downing Street; residence of Edward Heath (Prime Minister at the time). When this was taken, it was still possible for a member of the public to stroll past taking photographs without anyone getting suspicious. It was also used as a convenient 'cut through' from Whitehall to St James's Park. Nowadays, members of the public cannot access Downing Street since the right of way was removed and large, black, steel gates (see TQ3079 : Downing Street Security Gates) were erected at its entrance to protect the then Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, from the threat of a possible terrorist attack.
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Date Taken
September 1973   (more nearby)
Thursday, 20 January, 2011
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Public buildings and spaces  Housing, Dwellings 
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Camera (from Tags)
Pentax Spotmatic 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3003 7992 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.1959N 0:7.6771W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3003 7991
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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Downing Street  Police  Policemen  GUARDS 

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