Dick turpin the highwayman poem. There may have been other members who were either not identified or who were only occasional associates of the Gang. Even local peddlers started to carry weapons for protection. His image in contemporary terms was rarely glamourised: His age dropped off, he stood upright. Some biographers say he was born in Thackstead, others name Hempstead. Then he tugged at his rein in the moonlight, and galloped away to the West. He bought new clothes and shoes and hired five mourners for 10 shillings each. From a cave in Epping Forest from which they could watch the road without being seen, they robbed virtually anyone who passed their hiding place. They could take Dick Turpin now alive; Take maggie lawson nude and bind him and tell their tale As a pot house boast, when they drank their ale.