1923 - Oakley, George Robert - In Olden Days

From International Robin Hood Bibliography
Date 1923
Author Oakley, George Robert
Title In Olden Days: Lancashire Legends: Rochdale and District. Second Edition
Mentions Robin Hood's Well (Whitworth)
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Robin Hood's Well (Whitworth).

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2019-02-15. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-17.


[...] folk nowadays think it still worth their while to climb the steep way from Whitworth, past Houses o'th' Hill, to see Robin Hood's well in Robin Bank. The well indeed is changed, for a trough [p. 151:] of zinc now holds the water so famous for its goodness that in days not long gone by it was though worth the trouble of carrying to Rochdale. What might not one expect from a well blessed by holy Chadde himself, and "crossed" again by famous Robin Hood, even if a trough of zinc has replaced the more picturesque receptacle of old.[1]

Source notes

IRHB's brackets. The above passage is quoted from a 2016 reprint of the "very much enlarged" edition published 1923. The first edition, undated but believed to be of 20th century date, may or may not include the above passage.



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