Park Row Police Station
Did you know there used to be a nick at Park Row? No, nor did I. Steve’s been sniffing around the Greenwich Heritage Centre at Woolwich Arsenal (something I wish I had more time to do; the b&w photos are from the wonderful collection there) and has discovered this short-lived little piece of penal history – erected too late to have been a star in Conrad’s The Secret Agent, and lost too early to have been useful in dealing with those town-centre problems we all grumble about on a regular basis.
Steve tells me the ARP log of the incident reports that no one was killed, but three police officers and five ‘others’ were injured. It’s not recorded as to whether these ‘others’ were overnight ‘guests’ of the constabulary or not…
In case you’re trying to place exactly where the station was, here’s a picture of the site today (still looks like a bomb’s just hit it…) Bernard Angell House is on the corner of Trafalgar Road and Park Row, just opposite the NMM.