Welcome to Hook History Society Pembrokeshire

Hook History Society was formed in 2012 with the purpose of encouraging the study and recording of the fascinating history of the village and its neighbouring communities. It arranges a series of talks, outings and history related walks majoring on the now defunct coal industry and diminishing compass net fishing.

The Society has updated the printed history of the village, WHERE THE RIVER BENDS, and produced two highly acclaimed DVDs; restored a centuries old lime kiln and erected approved road signage heralding Hook as the BLACK DIAMOND VILLAGE. 

Strong links are maintained with the village school.

Hook is a village with a population of approximately 700 people and is situated on the banks of the western Cleddau which flows through the heart of Pembrokeshire in south west Wales.

Latest News & Events


Despite the appalling weather conditions a capacity crowd attended Hook Sports Club  to witness the launch of a book commemorating the end of World War One. The publication has been produced by Hook History Society  and highlights the role of a Pembrokeshire village...

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  Forty supporters of Hook History Society recently followed the route taken by ocean going ships as they made their way up the river Cleddau to collect Hook mined anthracite to transport to countries in many parts of the world. The occasion was a river trip from...

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