Articles and information about the history of Houghton-le-Spring

ARTICLES

Read our comprehensive collection of illustrated articles about the history of Houghton-le-Spring and surrounds! Categories include: Church, Colliery, Rectory Park, Hillside Cemetery, Schools, Food, Murders and More!
[LOCAL HISTORY ARTICLES]

The Houghtonian, Quarterly Magazine of of Houghton-le-Spring Heritage Society, ISSN: 1757-3890

HOUGHTONIAN MAGAZINE

The Houghtonian magazine features local history articles, dozens of family tree quests and heritage news for Houghton-le-Spring. Printed copies are available from libraries including Houghton and Shiney Row.
[CURRENT ISSUE] | [PAST EDITIONS]

Genealogical records for Houghton-le-Spring, including burial records, grave registers and trade directories

RECORDS

You can search the Society's genealogical records, burial records, trade directories and monumental inscriptions for names for free. Further information can be sent by email to those who make a small donation.
[RECORDS SEARCH]

Events in Houghton-le-Spring and surrounds

EVENTS

Find out which events Houghton Heritage Society will be organising or attending thoughout the coming year. Heritage Open Days is September 2014 followed by Houghton Feast 2014 from Friday October 3rd 2014.
[HERITAGE EVENTS] | [HOUGHTON FEAST 2014]

Heroes and goodfellows of Houghton-le-Spring: their achievements recognised by Houghton Heritage Society

HEROES OF HOUGHTON

We run a scheme where long service or achievement is acknowledged with a framed certificate. We also work with Kepier academy recording noteworthy alumni for Houghton's secondary schools in a Book of Honour.
[NOMINATE A HERO] | [BOOK OF HONOUR]

Free desktop wallpapers of Houghton-le-Spring plus Facebook banners and headers

DIGITAL DOWNLOADS

Check out these free downloadable desktop wallpapers featuring scenes from around Houghton-le-Spring courtesy of our friends at PCimaging. Includes one of the best modern views of St Michael's Church - ever!
[DESKTOP WALLPAPERS & FACEBOOK BANNERS]

About Houghton-le-Spring Heritage Society

ABOUT THE SOCIETY

The Society promotes, shares and preserves the local history of the Houghton-le-Spring district. We use the Internet to share aspects of our heritage which otherwise would not be accessible to the public.
[ABOUT] | [PATRON] | [OUR LOGO] | [JOIN US]

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 2,500 members and the group is very popular with residents, descendants and ex-pats.
[FACEBOOK]

Read Houghton Heritage Society's tweets on Twitter and why not follow us?

TWITTER

Find Houghton Heritage Society on Twitter using #HoughtonHeritag (no 'e'). We will tweet updates about our local history findings and special events, such as our heritage walks, displays and exhibitions.
[TWITTER]

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 the ancient festival of Houghton Feast!
[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]

It’s a fast, beautiful and fun way to share your photos with friends and family.  Snap a picture, choose a filter to transform its look and feel, then post to Instagram.

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.
[INSTAGRAM]

Search the Houghton Heritage Society website using Google

SEARCH THIS SITE

The Houghton Heritage Shop on eBay, selling local history books, postcards, pens, DVDs, badges and more!

HERITAGE SHOP

Support the work of Houghton-le-Spring Heritage Society by purchasing items from our online shop. We sell local history books, DVDs, heritage trail maps, postcards, badges and pens - plus rare second hand books!
[SHOP] | [CHRISTMAS GIFTS 2014]

Make a donation to Houghton-le-Spring Heritage Society by PayPal or Cheque

MAKE A DONATION

As a Small Charity, the Society could not operate without your much appreciated help! Find out how you can donate via PayPal, Cheque or Bankers Order Form.

| Have your name recorded in our illustrated Book of Benefactors