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  - a pleasant, industrious place by day, but the centre of
illicit activities in the haunted Romney Marsh by night.

Dymchurch is the fictional home of the Scarecrow and his band of smugglers;
but Dymchurch is real, and really does have a history of smuggling.

The Great Folkestone Banksy Robbery?

Two men (one Kent, one Surrey) were held on suspicion of stealing a Banksy artwork from a derelict building.

Although the picture is thought to be a local artist's copy.

Countryfile - Hampshire

Smugglers in The New Forest.

Wed. 15th June

The BBC featured the re-introduction of pack ponies to the New Forest, at Fordingbridge, in tonight's Countryfile.

Billed 'as used by smugglers', but obviously as used by everyone back in the day.

Not quite as relevant as the episode that featured Dymchurch.

Dymchurch in the News

Monday May 30th

Dymchurch featured in the recovery of a boat used by migrants.

The full story was in the Daily Mirror, amongst others.

Except their printed version read “Dymchurch, Essex” . . .

Should've read my FAQ!

Tuesday May 31st

The story continued with local interviews, and the right county:

The full story is here, sans interviews.