Houghton-le-Spring Remembered: Houghton-le-Spring Heritage Society www.houghtonlespring.org.uk

HOUGHTON-LE-SPRING REMEMBERED

We all have precious memories of growing up and living in Houghton-le-Spring and the surrounding district.

This collection of memories has been compiled by local historian Paul Lanagan and is a worthy companion to the many photographs in the Houghton Heritage Society archive; the memories help to bring the images alive, giving us personal insights into the locations and occasions.

Indeed, memories are even rarer than photographs and it is vitally important that they are written down and recorded for posterity.

If you have photographs, memories or information that you would be happy do share, please get in touch on the CONTACT link above.

Memories of Houghton Feast in the 1930s

HOUGHTON FEAST (1930-1950)

Harry Smith shares his memories of Houghton Feast during the 1930s and tells us about the shows and amusements (plus Blackout Restrictions), the illuminations after World War II and then the foot handicap race in the 1950s.
[HOUGHTON FEAST 1930-1950]

Memories of Houghton Feast 1949-1951

HOUGHTON FEAST (1949-1951)

Boyhood memories from Ken Rewcastle of Houghton Feast between 1949 and 1951, including a visit to the Lake and Market Place fairgrounds, plus horse racing, the Shields Wives, tasty treats, fun and games and more.
[HOUGHTON FEAST 1949-1951]

Memories of Houghton Feast 1949

HOUGHTON FEAST (1949)

Memories from John Harvey of the entertainment, paid and free, at Houghton Feast in 1949. John's memories relate to the Lake fairground, just off Sunderland Street, and feature the shows, rides and stalls that attended in 1949.
[HOUGHTON FEAST 1949]

Memories of Carol singing in Houghton-le-Spring, 1949

IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER (1949)

These memories are from Ken Rewcastle and relate to carol singing in Houghton-le-Spring in 1949, and include visits to the Copt Hill pub and distant farm houses in the Warden Law area. Quite a trek in the deep snow!
[CAROL SINGING]

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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

VIDEOS OF HOUGHTON

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

INSTAGRAM

It’s a fast, beautiful and fun way to share your Houghton photos with the Society. Snap a picture, choose a filter to transform its look and feel, then post to Instagram. Use our hash-tag: #HoughtonHeritage.
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