Uncle Davey’s Herts Content, #4 “The Last Highwayman”
Original playout date: 23 February 2008
This visit to Boxmoor features reminiscences of Hemel Hempstead School, a rant-on-the-hoof about trends in education in Britain today, and a look at the story of the death of James Snook or Robert Snooks, as he called himself, the last highwayman to be sentenced to death in England just over 200 years ago in this place, for the theft of 500 pounds from His Majesty’s mails.
If they did that to modern-day spammers and phishers and identity fraudsters that would soon put the fear of God into them, but standards appear to have slipped irretrievably since good old Snooks’es day.
Quite a few interesting comments from locals exist if you would like to click through to the YT version.
Contains the story of Robert Snooks, the last highwayman.
Quote of the clip:
***Statistics and Credits***
Views at the time added to HTV: 2,549
Likes at the time added to HTV: 11
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 3
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 78.6%
Comments at time added: 16
Total interactions at time added: 30
Total interactions to views 1.2%
Camera: Fuji Finepix
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – medium use
Location: Hemel Hempstead
Other people featured: None
Music used: “Veritas Albas” Remigiusz M and Jordan Davison.
Languages used: English
Animals/plants featured: Naturally occuring vegetation
Posted on 31/08/2018, in Autobiographical, Britain and tagged Boxmoor, David R Grant, headmaster, Heath Barn, Hemel Hempstead School, highwayman, Snooks, teachers. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.