Robinson's account of his life and times on the Lancashire moors

Posted by Lydia Unwin on

A lonely wind-blown beech tree defying the wild moorland elements marks the sad site of Botany Bay Farm, where Richard Robinson was born in 1883.

Withnell Moors – part of a huge area of Lancashire moorland between Darwen, Chorley and Bolton – are today a northern wilderness enjoyed by walkers and wildlife, where only scattered stones betray the location of long-lost homes.

His unique first-hand account of a moorland life now gone forever, is a remarkable and important insight into a lost era.

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