Colin Tooke has been interested in Local History for the last 30 years and during that period he has collected a vast amount of information about the local area. For 14 years Colin was secretary of the local Archaeological Society, he has also been a Director of the Preservation Trust, a Council member of the Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society and a member of the Norfolk Industrial Archaeological Society.
Colin has given talks on local history to local schools, clubs and organisations for the past 20 years and taken many hundreds of people on guided walks of the town since the 1970īs.
Colinīs first book Caister - 2,000 Years a Village was published in 1985 and has been followed by many others. In 1998 he and his wife Jan decided to become their own publishers and the first of Tookes Books were published in October of that year. Following the success of that book a series of books on differing aspects of the townīs history are now in preparation and will be published at regular intervals.