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

MURDERS IN HOUGHTON-LE-SPRING

We all love Houghton-le-Spring, but our town has a dark side. Many murders have taken place in the streets of Houghton, and this section of the Houghton Heritage Society website looks at a few of the noteworthy historic murders that have occurred.

One of the most noteworthy or often discussed murders is that of the Nylon Stocking Murder with took place in London but involved Donald Davidson, the son of a well known Houghton baker.

If you have photographs, memories or information about this area of research, please get in touch.

Donald Davidson and the Nylon Stocking Murder

THE NYLON STOCKING MURDER

Donald Davidson, son of a local baker, was accused of being the Nylon Stocking Murder in June 1950.
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Margaret Ann Carr was shot dead by a revolver on December 2nd 1888

SHOT DEAD

Margaret Ann Carr was shot dead by a revolver on December 2nd 1888 by miner Albert Hendy.
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The remains of two year old Ann Maria Reed (aka Anne Reid) were interred at Houghton Hillside Cemetery on October 28th 1866, following her gruesome murder by Henry Brownless, a pitman aged 55 years.

LITTLE GIRL BLOWN UP

The remains of two year old Ann Maria Reed (aka Anne Reid) were interred at Houghton Hillside Cemetery on October 28th 1866, following her gruesome murder by Henry Brownless, a pitman aged 55 years.
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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 4,000 members and the group is very popular with residents, descendants and ex-pats.
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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!
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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.
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