Robin Hood Way, KT2

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The connections with the local area go back to the early 16thCentury but this would seem to be more a celebration of the Robin Hood myth rather than any direct link. The story of the outlaw who stole from the rich and gave to the poor became a popular folk figure in the Late Middle Ages with the earliest known ballads featuring him from the 15thCentury. Robin Hood Gate in nearby Richmond Park was first recorded sometime around 1530 as Robynhood Walke and later as Robin Hoods Gate in 1785.

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