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Richard Robinson 1830-1908

Richard Robinson 1830-1908

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This archive entry is © Longridge and District Local History Society.

This archive entry is courtesy of Bob and Joyce Edelston.

Richard was a joiner at Chapel Hill and is said to have re-roved St Lawrences, St Pauls and St Wilfrids also the co-op Hall and Longridge Picture Palace. 

His brother, Seth was a blacksmith on the same site. 

The following is taken from a local news paper cutting:

"Death of a Longridge worthy,

We regret to announce the death of Mr. Rd. Robinson, which took place at his residence on Friday night. Deceased had not been well for two or three weeks, but was at the workshop on Tuesday. He afterwards grew worse and was found to be suffering from pneumonia and pleurisy, which caused his death.

Mr. Robinson, who was highly respected by the inhabitants of Longridge, has been very successful in business as a joiner and wheel-right for the past 44 years at Chapel Hill. His workshop for many years adjoined his residence, but on the erection of the new boy’s school on Berry lane,  the  Chapel Hill school was closed and was eventually purchased by Mr. Robinson and has since, with additions, been used as his workshop.

Mr. Robinson evinced a keen interest in public affairs and was formerly a member of the Urban Council. At the time of his death, he was the representative for Alston, on the Preston Board of Guardians and also an overseer for Alston. Deceased was a churchman and for the past 16 years had been people’s warden at the Parish church. Although a regular attendant at the above church.

The flag on the Parish church tower was lowered to half-mast on the receipt of the news of his demise.

Deceased, who was 77 years of age, leaves his three sons and three daughters to mourn his loss.

The interment took place at the Longridge Parish church on Tuesday afternoon. There was a large attendance of relatives and friends. The chief mourners were: Mr. W. Robinson (son), Mr. And Mrs. Edward Robinson (son and daughter-in law), Mr. And Mrs James Robinson (son and daughter-in-law), Mrs. Counsell (daughter), Mr. And Mrs. John Procter (son-in-law and daughter), Mr. And Mrs. Henry Procter (son-in-law and daughter).

In accordance with the wish of the deceased, the coffin was placed on a four wheeled bier. The bearers were: Messrs. W. Wilkes, J.E.Willacy, J. Pinder, J. Robinson, Rd. Robinson,  and H. Blackburn (deceased workmen).

The following walked in front of the bier:-  Mr. Roark (accountant), representing the County Union Offices. Representing the churches were, Mr.Seward (churchwarden), and the following sidesmen: Messrs James Kay, Herbert  G. Marsden, Hedley Booth,  Nathan Prestwich, John Hull, and Hy Proctor. The Master Builders Association was represented by Mssrs. S.V. Robinson, T. Parkinson, W. Almond, J. Bamber, Ed Bamber, Ed Hesmondhalgh, Robt. Whittle, and John Wilcock.

Amongst the floral tributes were wreaths from Mr. and Mrs. James Robinson, Mrs Counsell, Mr. And Mrs. John Proctor, Mr. And Mrs. Hy Proctor, Mr. John Whittaker (Chorley), Mr. W. Wilkes, the Misses Ogdens and a friend.

The funeral service was conducted by the Rev. T. M. Harrison (vicar), assisted by Rev. T. Davies (curate)."


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