Hook - Lane To Underwood
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The name could be derived from the nearby hook-shaped peninsula.
Hook Woods are shown on a 1578 parish map. An 1833 gazetteer described Hook Quay as a place for loading coal for shipping. Although there is little or no trace of it to be found today, Hook once had a worldwide reputation as a mining village; anthracite was mined and exported across the world. Maps drawn in the 19th century show collieries.
Hook has a school, two places of worship, a social club and a wide range of organisations ranging from short mat bowls to a History Society, and a long-established cricket club with trophy-winning men's, ladies' and junior teams.
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