Camberley was built on Bagshot Heath, once a notorious haunt of highwaymen, in the 17th and 18th centuries. Among them was Claude du Vall, famed for his gallantry and daring.
One of the most famous highwaymen in Camberley was William Davis, widely known as the 'Golden Farmer'. He was commemorated by the Golden Farmer pub, a well-known local landmark. Other highwaymen included Thomas Simpson (alias 'Old Mobb') and Parson Darby, the highwayman curate of Yateley.