Guide to sands is set for top honour

Cedric Robinson
Cedric Robinson
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THE Queen’s Guide to the Sands, Cedric Robinson MBE, could be granted the honour of the Freedom of the City by councillors in Lancaster.

The post is a Royally appointed guide to assist the safe crossing of the sands of Morecambe Bay.

Cedric Robinson was appointed to the role in 1963, the 25th person to be appointed to the role.

Over the years he has led more than 500,000 people across the sands and despite being over 80 years old has no plans to retire from a job which still gives him so much pleasure.

Lancaster Council will be asked to approve granting him the honour of Freedom of the City at a special meeting on April 16 at 2pm.

Subject to the approval of Council, the award will then be formally be presented at the Annual Council meeting on May 9.

The Mayor of Lancaster, Coun June Ashworth, recommended Mr Robinson should receive the award.