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Robert Service

Robert Service

Robert Service, the son of an Ayrshire bank clerk and Lancashire mill owner's daughter, was born in Preston in 1874. At the age of 5 he was sent to live with his grandfather who was postmaster at Kilwinning. Whilst there, he developed an abiding love of poetry, influenced by the English romantic poets of the early 19th century and of course by Robert Burns.

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