Cedric Robinson, the author of The Queen’s Guide to Morecambe Bay, died at the age of 88.

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Cedric Robinson, the author of The Queen’s Guide to Morecambe Bay, died at the age of 88.

Over 500,000 walkers, including the late Prince Philip, had been led across the quicksands by the royally appointed guide for 56 years.

Cedric Robinson, the Queen’s Guide to the Sands, passed away at the age of 88.

The royally appointed guide had led over 500,000 walkers, including the late Prince Philip, across the dangerous 120 square miles of quicksands and tidal mudflats at Morecambe Bay in north-west England, for 56 years.

Lord Cavendish, trustee of the Guide Over Sands Trust, told Mr. Robinson, who was 86 at the time, that it was time to retire.

Beginning in 1963, he was the 25th and longest-serving holder of the position.

The position pays £15 per year and was established in 1548.

Michael Wilson took his place two years ago.

Mr Robinson died on Friday, according to the Guide Over Sands Trust.

“It is with great sadness that we write this post,” the Marshalls team said in a statement published on Facebook and Instagram on Saturday.

There are no words that can express how we all feel.

“Our beloved Cedric Robinson closed his eyes for the last time last night at the grand age of 88. Cedric is now at peace and with his wife Olive, whom he sorely missed.”

“It was and always will be an honor to be your friend; Cedric had a large following, and we know that hearing this news will bring a tear to the community’s eyes.”

“Cedric joined us out on the sand this year even though he had retired and kept going as long as he could, but now Cedric it’s time to rest your sandy feet and keep an eye on us from up there,” says the narrator.

“Your team of old and new marshalls thought the world of you, Cedric.”

Mr Robinson “pioneered fundraising cross-bay walks and was responsible for leading 6,000 charity walkers a year, avoiding the treacherous quicksands and dangerous areas,” a family spokesman told the BBC.

Mr Robinson was born in Flookburgh, Cumbria, and grew up there.

His father, a fisherman, taught him cockle picking when he was 14 years old, so he knew every inch of the bay.

The fast-rising tide on the sands of Morecambe Bay is legendary.

23 Chinese cockle pickers between the ages of 18 and 45 were arrested in February 2004.

News summary from Infosurhoy in the United Kingdom.

Cedric Robinson, author of The Queen’s Guide to Morecambe Bay, died at the age of 88.

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