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!
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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.
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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.
Find out which events Houghton Heritage Society will be organising or attending thoughout the coming year. Heritage Open Days is September 14th 2013 followed by Houghton Feast 2013 from Friday October 4th 2013.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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You can join Houghton Heritage Society by becoming a member on Facebook - or Fyass Byuk as we call it. We have almost 1,500 members and the group is very popular with residents, descendants and ex-pats.
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.
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!
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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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.
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!