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I remember reading about  black country highwayman Rowley Jack many years ago. Does anybody know whether he was a real character, or just a legend?

It was said that he had his horse shod with backward facing shoes to confuse pursuers, and that this was done by a confederate in Tividale. Am i right in thinking that he was said to make escapes up Portway Hill and to hide himself and his horse inside a secret compartment in some large house somewhere at the top. Does anybody have any idea what houses could have fitted the description?


November 12, 2017 at 11:00 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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