Saturday, September 20, 2008

Dick who?

Further to my comments about Dick Turpin, the famous highwayman, my wife and I were in York earlier this year. I was looking in a brochure for a list of things to see in the city and found that Turpin was buried in the city. I thought this might be interesting so off I went, Mrs Pluto in tow.

The map wasn't very clear and we had a bit of trouble finding the grave. Even a local couldn't direct us to the spot where the most famous of England's highwaymen was buried.

We eventually found the grave in what appeared to be a garden next to a church. The outlaw's final resting place was marked by a simple headstone.

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