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History of Widford >> Widford Snippets
When researching for this website we often find a little snippet of information on a location or subject which may be of interest. Some are quirky, some show that there is nothing new in this world, and some about the attitudes and morals of the time. [index to snippets] Here is one for Widford
Times Dec 11 1790
Last Tuesday a most daring robbery was committed about ten o'clock in the forenoon, on the King's highway, near Widford Bridge, by a man with a drab-coloured coat, red waistcoat, and a round hat, upon a decent cropped chesnut horse.
He stopped two ladies from Terling, in a single horse chaise, and from one he took a guinea and five shillings, the other offered him a crown piece, which he refused. He was seen reconnoitering the road to and from Writtle, Widford, etc., in the morning.
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