The Society has available for sale varied interesting material dealing with the history of the riverside former mining village of Hook,
It includes: WHERE THE RIVER BENDS …..an eighty page well illustrated book which deals in detail with the industrial and social development of the community. The book sells at £5.
THE BLACK DIAMOND VILLAGE ….. is a highly acclaimed 40 minute dvd which relates aspects of the village ranging from the once thriving anthracite mining industry; the rare form of compass net fishing which is based in the village and in very few other areas in the United Kingdom; and from agriculture to the band of local heroes who laid down their lives in two world wars. The dvd is priced at £6.
There is also a fifteen minute dvd based on the Society’s successful attempt to restore an ancient lime kiln. Entitled the REBIRTH OF THE BOGGY LANE LIME KILN it can be purchased for £2 a copy.
There are also a walks leaflet and a leaflet dealing exclusively with the history of mining in Hook which are free of charge.
Most items would be available at the village shop but arrangements can be made for postal delivery via this web’s contact page. There would be a small charge to cover postage.