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Black Robin (Local Highwayman)

Before the age of the combustion

engine, when passengers came to

and fro by mail coach, a notorious

highwayman by the name Black

Robin terrorised the travellers.

He is reported to have been a

thorough scoundrel, shooting down

coachmen in cold blood.

His end was richly deserved when he

was caught and hanged on the

gallows erected at Barham Cross


Dover Mail Coach

The Dover Mail Coach

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