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William (Billy) Hill, a notorious London gangster who was suspected of orchestrating a daring robbery on a Post Office mail van in 1952 which netted the criminals responsible £ 236,748 10s. Read the full story at http://postalheritage.wordpress.com/2012/05/21/the-great-unsolved-crime/

The great unsolved crime

Wanted poster of the Great Train Robbery robbers and their associates. This was produced not long after the robbery and was widely distributed. (POST 120/95)

The Great Train Robbery: Original Wanted poster - some were later ruled out

The train carriage following the Great Train Robbery. © Thames Valley Police.

The Great Train Robbery, the aftermath and the Investigations: A Story from the Archive

On Thursday 8 August we will be marking 50 years since The Great Train Robbery with a talk by Andrew Cook and touring exhibition.

Image of signal box, with glove added by the Great Train Robbery robbers. ©Thames Valley Police Museum.

Image of signal box, with glove added by the Great Train Robbery robbers.

Inside the carriage after the Great Train Robbery. © Thames Valley Police

Great Train Robbery podcast

Recently we welcomed the author Andrew Cook to the BPMA to speak about The Great Train Robbery, one of the most infamous crimes in British history.

Ronnie Biggs mugshot. (POST 120/100, pg1-2)

The Great Train Robbery, the aftermath and the Investigations: A Story from the Archive

Ronnie Biggs mugshot. (POST 120/100, pg1-2)

Postal order for 15/6 purchased by George Archer-Shee (aka The Winslow Boy).

The real Winslow Boy

5 shilling postal order stolen from Terrence Back