Wray historian David Kenyon has written and published ‘Valley of the Moon Remembered, A Photographic History of the People and Places in and Around a Lancashire Valley’ and has already raised £3,000 for the hospice through the sale of books.
The book is a collection of articles written by David Kenyon that previously appeared in the nostalgia section of the Lancaster Guardian.
The aim is to record for future generations the lives of the ordinary men, women and children who lived and worked in the villages of the Moon Valley during the period 1870-1968.
The book features a wide selection of fascinating photographs and many articles are written from the recollections of local residents, including those of David himself.
David Kenyon said: ‘We have already sold 200 copies of the book which has raised £3,000 for the hospice. We have already supported the hospice by publishing calendars which have raised over £9,000.
“My sister-in-law Stella Kenyon was treated at the hospice.
“The book is dedicated to Tony Wadeson, he was a wonderful friend for many years.
“A family bought five books, including four for children.
“I would like to thank Graham C Agnew of Drawing Room Design and Kent Valley Color Printers of Kendal.”
The £15 book is on sale at Waterstones in Lancaster, Carnforth Bookshop, Coach House Antiques and Art, Hornby, Burton-in-Lonsdale Post Office and Community Shop and Bridge House Farm Tea Rooms, Wray.
The book is also available from the author direct on 015242 21668.