The latest book in a series about the local and social history of Moorends has been released in time for Christmas.
The publication is part six of the series entitled ‘More Memories of Bygone Moor Ends’ and is on sale now.
The book has been compiled by Author Viv Bothamley following research by the Thorne Colliery Monument Committee and sub group of Moorends Local History Association, of which Viv is also a member.
A spokesperson for the group said: “We are pressing on in spreading the word about the local and social history of the pit village of Moor Ends despite a disastrous year of illness which has affected our most active group members.
“We have received lots of help from many members of the community, also Father Pay and Darrell Sparrow of St Wilfrith’s Church; what lovely warm hearted people they all are, no airs and graces just down to earth honest people which is what these books are all about.
“We are still working towards a monumental memorial to be placed in St Wilfrith’s Church and are raising funds accordingly, just as the miners did all those years ago when the church was being built”.
Asking people to watch out for posters advertising the sale of the publication, the spokesperson added: “The more mature members of our community will enjoy the content of these books, the younger ones will learn something of the birth of the village and the old ways of life in those days”.
The group also have a Thorne Colliery mining display in St Wilfrith’s Church, most of which has been donated by ex Thorne Colliery miners. It includes a ‘picture history’ of the pre and post village of Moor Ends and the 100 years history of Thorne Colliery.
Outlets where the book will be on sale, priced at £7.50, are: Moorends Post Office, Thorne Library, Thorne Park Café, Thorne Television and Thorne Times.