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the loves an innkeeper’s daughter, who vainly tries to save him from capture. [Br. Poetry: Noyes “The Highwayman” ]
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Being directed by Rosshan Andrrews, the film is based on Kochunni, the real-life famed highwayman, who was active in central Travancore during the 19th century.
The Cock Inn, built in 1250 and one of the country's oldest pubs, was open for business at the time the Dandy Highwayman was causing mayhem.
The second half got off to a flyer as James Murphy put Highwayman back into the lead but The Duck battled away and found another equaliser this time from Paul Davis.
Colthurst, however, claimed that 100 per cent of the gelding had been gifted to him and that Blarney Highwayman was not the subject of a 60:40 agreement in Merry's favour.
But visitors to the castle who faced English Heritage's Time Travelling Highwayman, played by historic re-enactor Mark, felt a little better about being liberated of their jewels and valuables - thanks to the winning smile of Henry the horse.
Captured by the band led by Monty, the dashing headless highwayman who rides Naggerly, a sabre-toothed talking horse that devours philosophical tomes, lke is chained to the treacherous imp, Nuckl, and led off to be tried for treason.
With no cask ales on draught, it's clear that the Highwayman is more a food pub and it wisely focuses on traditional pub favourites for its menu.
However, this year Glen, 72, returned to his old record company Capitol Records, 27 years since he left in 1981, following a big bust up over his song Highwayman, which later went on to become a number one hit for The Highwaymen in 1985.
1954: Stuart Goddard, better known as 80s popster and dandy highwayman Adam Ant - whose hits included Stand And Deliver, and Prince Charming - is 53 today
VISITORS to Tamworth Castle will be seeking a highwayman here, there and everywhere over the Bank Holiday weekend.
As the bitter and bloody conflict between the Jacobites and Loyalists to King George intensifies, a mysterious highwayman is robbing and murdering people in the outlying forests of London.
Starting from the Highwayman Inn in the Square at Sheriff Hutton, we walk down the sloping roadway in a southerly direction and, as the roadway bends to the right, we turn left along the Ebor Way.

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