Graham & Ruth   Graham & Ruth Hooke

We are part of the Hooke family living in Lancashire, UK. We have other close family members also living in Lancashire, as well as Hookes living in the areas where Hookes have been more commonly associated historically, down south and in Norwich! As is the way with families, we also have close relatives no longer called Hooke but who are part of the clan too!

I've had this domain for a while and never had time to develop it. This is just a start. My plan is two fold.

First I want to use the site to post pictures, videos and information about family life and interests that will also be of interest to our close family and friends. They will probably not be of much interest to most people but will be to us!

But secondly, I would like to use it to host some of a large resource of archive information and photos that we have in paper/scrapbook/album form, from our history. One way of passing this info down for posterity and wider access is by using the internet. The particular resources available are photos of our part of the Hooke clan dating back to the early 20th Century and also a large resource of Oakden family history from the earliest days of photography (mid 19th C) until the mid 20th C. We have paper family trees dating back to the 1700s and, using internet resources, I have now traced some of our direct ancestors (the Sleigh family of Pilsbury Grange, Derbyshire) to the early 1400s.

So, there may Hookes, Oakdens and Sleighs out there, as yet unknown to us, who are interested in this history. You can contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This is a long term project! It's taken me ages just to get this website started. Life is busy. Hopefully, now it's up and running it will be easier to get things published here and I'll probably set up a contact list so you can know when something new is posted.

As of early 2018 I have posted up information and photos of my Great Grandfather George Archer Hooke and his wife Ellen and as much about Sir William Farren and Lady Mildred as I can find. Work on my grandfather Col Cyril Hooke is progressing slowly. The deaths of both my parents, George & Valerie Hooke, diverted me into producing pages about their lives, with their moving funeral services as the starting point. (George Hooke, Valerie Hooke)

You will also find 21st century news of our family and our connections with India and China via the menu links at the top of the page.

See the bottom of the Home Page for ongoing information about latest additions to the site.

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