Historians Take to the Water

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 Neyland upstream as far as Little Milford and was part of the village of Hook’s week of festivities.

The river was tranquil and picturesque and passengers had the opportunity to see the remains of the old quay from a sailor’s perspective and also such landmarks as the Pill where lime boats discharged their cargoes for smelting at the recently restored lime kiln; Benton Castle and Lawrenny.

A few days later over 20 walkers walked the shore line around the Fowborough/ Picton Point area and back to the village through meadow and wooded areas.