TQ3079 : Downing Street Security Gates

taken 7 years ago, near to Westminster, Great Britain

Downing Street Security Gates
Downing Street Security Gates
The large, black, steel security gates erected at the entrance to Downing Street during the 1980s when Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister. Before this, members of the public had free access to the Street, could stroll past taking photographs without anyone getting suspicious and it was often used as a convenient 'cut through' from Whitehall to St James's Park. The police guard outside Number 10 was far less intimidating, often shirt-sleeved and without the overt display of weaponry we see today (TQ3079 : Number 10 taken in 1973).
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Date Taken
Thursday, 17 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 22 May, 2012
Geographical Context
Public buildings and spaces  City, Town centre 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3013 7991 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.1891N 0:7.5909W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3015 7991
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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Downing Street  Prime Minister  Security Gates  GUARDS  Armed Police  Tourists  Onlookers  Pedestrians 

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