1923 - Oakley, George Robert - In Olden Days
|Author||Oakley, George Robert|
|Title||In Olden Days: Lancashire Legends: Rochdale and District. Second Edition|
|Mentions||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.
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.
- Not included in Dobson, R. B., ed.; Taylor, J., ed. Rymes of Robyn Hood: an Introduction to the English Outlaw (London, 1976), pp. 293-11.
- Outside scope of Sussex, Lucy, compil. 'References to Robin Hood up to 1600', in: Knight, Stephen. Robin Hood: A Complete Study of the English Outlaw (Oxford, UK; Cambridge, Massachusetts: Blackwell, 1994), pp. 262-88.
- Oakley, G. R. In Olden Days: Lancashire Legends: Rochdale and Neighbourhood (Rochdale, [19??]); note seen