Antiquities & Curiosities from Houghton-le-Spring: Houghton Heritage Society www.houghtonlespring.org.uk

ANTIQUITIES & CURIOSITIES

Houghton-le-Spring Heritage Society has a small collection of antiquities, curiosities and knick-knacks relating to Houghton; these are often displayed at our exhibitions.

Our collection includes: etched glass; a Houghton Brewery match box and tape measure; a prayer book; a Houghton Greyhound Stadium badge; a Dairy Lane Bowling Club badge; cutlery; ornaments; codd bottles; pieces of coal; a Houghton Colliery pony hoof; coins; carbolic soap; a golf ball; slate from demolished Houghton Area Offices; Lambton and Lumley Brickwork bricks; and many other odd items.

If you have items you would like to donate to the Society, please get in touch.

A Pitmatic Dictionary: We're Not Mackems, We're Houghtonians

PITMATIC DICTIONARY

As a result of migration, the cloure of the collieries and the teaching of Standard English in schools, the pitmatic dialect is dwindling. Read our Pitmatic Dictionary.
[PITMATIC WORDS & PHRASES]

Curiosities and knick knacks: collectible treasures from Houghton-le-Spring

KNICK KNACKS & CURIOSITIES

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[COLLECTIBLES]

A monster bonfire for the Coronation of King George V

CORONATION BONFIRES

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Vintage adverts from Houghton-le-Spring

VINTAGE ADVERTS

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[VINTAGE ADVERTS]

Dedication stones and mounted plaques as found around Houghton-le-Spring

DEDICATION STONES & PLAQUES

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[DEDICATION STONES & PLAQUES]

The tongue of Big Ben (Westminster Clock Tower) as forged in Houghton-le-Spring

TONGUE OF BIG BEN

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[TONGUE OF BIG BEN]

Secret tunnels under the ground in Houghton-le-Spring

SECRET TUNNELS

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[UNDERGROUND TUNNELS]

Public conveniences and toilets in Houghton-le-Spring

PUBLIC CONVENIENCES

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[TOILETS]

The holy well (Halliwell) of Houghton-le-Spring

HOLY WELLS & SPRINGS

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[HOLY WELLS OF HOUGHTON]

Is this a Roman Sarcophagus at the rear of St Michael's Church, Houghton-le-Spring?

ROMAN SARCOPHAGUS

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[ROMAN SARCOPHAGUS]

The Seven Sisters (beech trees), Copt Hill, Houghton-le-Spring

THE SEVEN SISTERS, COPT HILL

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[THE SEVEN SISTERS]

Messages on the back of the many picture postcards in the Houghton-le-Spring Heritage Society's collection

PICTURE POSTCARDS

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Join Fyass Byuk - Houghton Heritage Society's popular Facebook group

FACEBOOK GROUP

You can join Houghton Heritage Society by becoming a member on Facebook - or Fyass Byuk as we call it. We have over 5,300 members and the group is very popular with residents, descendants and ex-pats.
[FACEBOOK]

Videos and cine footage of Houghton-le-Spring

PENSHAW MONUMENT VIDEOS

Houghton Heritage Society's YouTube Channel features exclusive videos of Houghton-le-Spring as well as footage from our heritage events throughout the year - and of course our visits to Penshaw Monument!
[YOUTUBE VIDEOS]

Old photographs of Houghton-le-Spring shared via Flickr

OLD PHOTOGRAPHS

Houghton Heritage Society has over 5,000 images in its collections. Many can be found on our Flickr page while our Facebook group has thousands of exclusive photographs as uploaded by our many members.
[FLICKR] | [ARCHIVE CATALOGUE]