Wray historian David Kenyon has written and published ‘The Lune Valley remembered, a photographic history of the people and places in and around a Lancashire valley’ and has already raised £3,000 for the hospice from book sales.
The book is a collection of articles written by David Kenyon that have 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 Lune Valley during the period 1870-1968.
The book features a wide selection of fascinating photographs and many of the articles are written using 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 supported the hospice before by publishing calendars which raised over £9,000.
"My sister-in-law Stella Kenyon was cared for at the hospice.
"The book is dedicated to Tony Wadeson, he was such a wonderful friend over many years.
"One family bought five books, four of them for children.
“I would like to thank Graham C Agnew of Drawing Room Design and Kent Valley Colour Printers of Kendal.”
The book priced at £15 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 tearooms, Wray.
The book is also available from the author directly tel: 015242 21668.