History by the Yard

Family History

 

Police History

 

Metropolitan Police Gallantry

 

Index of Cases

 

Bookshelf

 

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Welcome to

History by the Yard

 

                                                                                                                                       

We specialise in the history of policing in London.  

This website gives some details about Metropolitan Police history and historical information about Scotland Yard and the Metropolitan Police, including famous cases

We provide public access to some parts of the Mike Fountain memorial database to help people trace ancestors who may have served as police officers in the Metropolitan Police.  This does not include details of any officers who may still be alive.

We maintain a record of Metropolitan Police officers who have received gallantry awards

For the history of individual police stations, we recommend Behind the Blue Lamp - Scotland Yard's Police Stations 1829 - 2020

We offer expert assistance to people making TV and radio programmes, and to authors writing books. 

 

 

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Updated December 2021