TRIBUTES have been paid to former Queen's Guide to the Sands Cedric Robinson following his death at the age of 88.

Mr Robinson spent more than half a century taking people across the treacherous sands of Morecambe Bay.

The walks have become a popular means of raising money for charity, with thousands of people taking to the Bay on guided excursions each year.

A spokesman for the Guide over Sands Trust, the charity that provides two Queen's Guides, one each for the Kent and Leven estuaries, said Mr Robinson was 'now at peace and is with his wife, Olive, who he missed so much'.

"Now, Cedric, it is time to rest your sandy feet and keep an eye on us from up there," said the spokesman.

"Your team of marshals, old and new, thought the world of you, Cedric."

Mr Robinson, who took on the role in 1963, passed on the baton to Michael Wilson in 2019. During his time as Queen's Guide, Mr Robinson took many famous faces across the sands, including the Duke of Edinburgh in 1985.

The trust spokesman said: "Cedric had a huge following and we know that this news will make the community shed a tear upon reading this."