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Black Robin (Local Highwayman)

The Dover Mail Coach

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 Roads.