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Brough near Hull

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Brough (pronounced Bruff) is a small town in East Yorkshire, England.

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Brough is situated on the northern bank of the Humber Estuary, approximately 12 miles (19 km) west of Hull city centre. Brough has a long association with the aircraft industry. Blackburn Aircraft was founded by Robert Blackburn in 1916, went on to become part of Hawker-Siddeley and later British Aerospace and eventually BAE systems.

The factory is famous for the Blackburn Beverley (RAF Transport Aircraft), the Blackburn Buccaneer (Aircraft carrier aircraft), and, more recently, the Hawk Training Aircraft.

Known as Petuaria during the Roman period, it was a camp on the North shore of the Humber where the Roman Causeway crossed the Estuary.

The Ferry Inn in Brough is reputed to have been the home of Dick Turpin, the notorious highwayman, who lived in Brough under the assumed name of John Palmer. According to local tradition, John Palmer was arrested at the Green Dragon inn in Welton on a charge of stealing a horse. He was taken to York Castle. While there, realizing he was in serious trouble, he wrote a letter to his brother, who lived in Essex, and passed it to the Jailer to send it. The Jailer read the letter and saw that John Palmer was really Dick Turpin. The rest is history.

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