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Robert Redman

Bob Redman was a famous Uxbridge character of the 18th and early 19th century.

Robert Redman

He was known for his strength, courage (or foolhardiness) and odd behaviour. He worked as a bricklayer but amused himself with stunts such as wrestling a bull or riding one from Cranford to Hatton. Once he jumped off the church tower into seven feet of water. Fond of his gin, he would sometimes swallow the glass as well. He was also said to have swallowed various coins and even a clay pipe full of smouldering tobacco.

According to his own account he once encountered the Devil in the Lynch, Uxbridge. This man in black seized him by the collar and hauled him to Uxbridge Moor, dragging him through hedges, ditches and the river until dawn. After this Bob was a reformed character and gave up swearing.

He lived to be a hale and hearty ninety year old and died in Uxbridge workhouse.

 

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