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Highwaymen in Peckham (memoirs of Mary Woolley)


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#1 DaisyGrubber

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 07:42 AM

My cousin lent me some unpublished memoirs of one Mary Woolley, born in Peckham in 1822, and they were such a good read that I've turned them into a website: www.highwaymeninpeckham.co.uk (I also have an ebook available but haven't been able to upload it, so please contact me if you would like a free copy).

 

It's mostly based in Peckham and Hackney, with sections in the City, Tulse Hill and elsewhere, but she mentions Norwood:

 

At that time the Gipsies were dreaded, numbers lived about in the woods where Norwood and Sydenham now stand in their bricks and mortar, and children were supposed to be kidnapped by them and robbed of their clothes.


Edited by DaisyGrubber, 10 June 2013 - 07:43 AM.