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/

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/

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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)

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)

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

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

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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. ©Thames Valley Police Museum.

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

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

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

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

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