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Erith, when it was in Kent

The following poem, ‘an Ode to Old Erith’, Robert the Devil’s stomping ground, written by Pat Watson in 1982, mentions ‘Bob the Devil’. ODE TO OLD ERITH It was always a shabby, funny town, when I was small: It’s only … Continue reading

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Great grandaddy Robert the Devil

Allatsea comes from a lineage of maritime folk and no mistake, your honour. Daddy allatsea was a sailor, grandad allatsea was a sailor and great grandaddy allatsea was a Thames waterman, a barge owner, drunk, philanderer, sometime pugilist and devil. … Continue reading

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