Robin Hood, Robin Hood Society, Robin Hood Society Of Nottingham discussed on Weekend Edition Sunday

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The story of a thief they stole from the rich. Gave to the pole E call him Robin Hood. But nice ring to it Anything nice ring, But we aren't talking about that Robin Hood. We mean the Robin Hood trading up with thousands of people were buying and selling game stops stock, sending the price soaring and then crashing. At one point during the frenzy, the APP blocked people from selling the stock traders were fuming, so they released their fury on Twitter. Some got confused where the worldwide Robin Hood Society and we are based here in Sherwood and Nottingham on, But it was basically put together by a group of enthusiasts who wanted to spread the word about Robin Hood worldwide. That's Lisa Douglas, who helps with the group's social media, which honestly didn't have a big online presence until last week. Thursday lunchtime We had 350 followers. Now we've got over 60,000. But in the beginning they weren't all fans far from it. They thought we were Robin Hood up and they were contacting us to shout status and complain that they couldn't do their dealings or whatever they were doing. On de so we would just put a tweet out to explain who we are, and that we're over here in England, minding our own business really? Well, that we'd quickly tamed the Twitter sphere. And there was a sudden outpouring from new fans. We have had so many people coming back and saying, Well, I've never heard of you before, but I love Robin Hoods on now I'm going to follow you and You know you're the good guy. You know, We hope you're okay after being dragged into all of this. Lisa Douglas has been dilated by the response, calling it quote, heartwarming and very much in the spirit of the society's namesake. Robin Hood has always been throughout history. He's always fought for the underdog. So you know, we think that perhaps the name the Robin Hood Act isn't fighting on the right side of the Robin Hood legend at the moment, But we certainly are. We fight for the little guy. We're happy Band. We're a merry merry band when the pandemic is actually over the merry band from the worldwide Robin Hood Society of Nottingham Hopes all you new followers will.

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