The grave of William Billington. This is an oblong tomb with portraits. He died on the 3rd January 1884 and was born in Samlesbury in 1827. He worked at various mills but was best known as a writer. He contributed regularly to the Blackburn Standard and later the Blackburn Times. He published two books, 'Sheen and Shade' and 'Lancashire Songs'. Finally, he was the landlord of Poets Corner where he enjoyed arguing the night away. He was so confident in his debating skills that he would allow others to choose their side of the argument.
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