Houghton-le-Spring Articles, Research & Memories

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The following links lead to articles and research by Paul Lanagan.

Much of Houghton's history has some connection to the historic church of St Michael & All Angels but articles have been listed under the most appropriate category.

This page acts as an index to the various articles or their sub-sections. Articles are added or updated frequently!

A tram in front of the White Lion Pub, Houghton-le-Spring

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The Houghtonian - ISSN 1757-3890 - Quarterly Newsletter of the Houghton-le-Spring Heritage website

HOUGHTONIAN VOL 2 ISSUE 3
Sept 2012 - available to download now

Featuring local history articles, family tree quests and heritage news for Houghton-le-Spring. Past issues can be downloaded and printed for free from HERE.

 

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A House by House (or Shop by Shop) guide to Houghton's main streets

Sunderland Street
Shops and houses from the White Lion to the Cut

Newbottle Street
A shop by shop visit along Houghton's main street

Church Street
A house by house visit to one of Houghton's oldest streets

Nesham Place
All the houses in the area known as Quality Hill

Pottery Yard
A long since demolished street behind Newbottle & Sunderland Streets

Mautland Square & Street
Shops and houses on Mautland Street & Square

 

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Free 'Print-at-home books' from Houghton Heritage Society

Houghton Heritage Trail
A walk around historic Houghton-le-Spring

Houghton Rectory & Grounds
A colourful look at the history of Houghton Rectory Park

Houghton Hillside Cemetery Guide Book & Map
Updated edition of the pictorial history of the Old Cem

The Wheatleys
Ancestry of actress Linden Travers and Penelope Wilton's ancestors

Penshaw Monument Guide Book
Illustrated history of Penshaw Monument

 

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Rectory Park, Houghton-le-Spring

Houghton Rectory Park Guide Book
A print-at-home guide to the former Rectory and grounds

Houghton Rectory History
A time line for the Rectory, its gatehouse and grounds

Victorian Archway
Relocated to the churchyard entrance

The Bernard Gilpin Thorn
Grown from a cutting taken from the legendary Glastonbury Thorn

The Park Fountains
A look at the Park's water fountains over the years

The Park Toilets
Along Vine Place, gone but not forgotten!

Rectory Park in the Snow
Vintage snowy views which would make ideal Christmas cards

The John Mawston Seat
Located next to the former Council Offices

HUDC Council Chamber
Inside the old Rectory building

Bijou: Pet Dog Memorial
Burial place of Rev Grey's pet dog was marked for many years with a tombstone

The Park's Piscinae
What are these holes in the Park's wall?

Houghton Area Office
Built in the Park grounds 1967-1968

Houghton Area Office Treasures
Recovered from the building before its demolition in June 2011

The Rectory Fire Mark
Plaque from London Assurance No 33014

 

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Bernard Gilpin, Father of the Poor & Apostle of the North

Bernard Gilpin
Rector of Houghton, Apostle of the North and Father of the Poor

Bernard Gilpin Tercentenary Clock
Installed in Houghton Parish Church in 1885

The Gilpin Family Crest
Adopted by Houghton from the family of its famous Rector

Bernard Gilpin's Altar Tomb
Now found in the South Transept of St Michael's Church

The Bernard Gilpin Thorn
Grown by Gilpin from a cutting taken from the Glastonbury Thorn

The Royal Kepier Grammar School
Founded around 1570 by Bernard Gilpin and John Heath

The Houghton Feast Ox Roasting
Has its origins with Rector Bernard Gilpin in the 16th Century

 

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Houghton-le-Spring's public houses

Public Houses of Houghton-le-Spring
An insight into over 40 of Houghton's pubs and clubs

The Old Brewery
Later known as Aries, Birds Nest, Inncognito & The Rafters

The Golden Lion Pub
Houghton's oldest remaining pub

The White Lion Hotel
Housed the magistrates' court on the top floor

The Red Lion Inn
Houghton's old postal inn on Church Street

The Lambton Arms Pub
Located at 87 Newbottle Street, now retail units

The Jolly Farmers Inn
Originally the Market Tavern, and latterly the Spring Inn, Market Place

The Black Horse Pub
Stood at 22 Market Place but long since demolished

The Wheatsheaf Inn
Located at 20 Nesham Place, converted into a house in 1973

The Wild Boar
Houghton's newest pub, by JD Wetherspoon

Wild Boar Heritage Trail
Printable guide to the pub's sumptuously framed photographs of old Houghton

The Old Bank
Now a public house, formerly a bank on Sunderland Street

The Robbie Burns Pub
Houghton's Most Haunted building

 

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Houghton-le-Spring Remembered - a brilliant collection of memories

Sunderland Street
Memories of the main street in the 1950s

Rector Oswald Noel Gwilliam
One of Houghton's much loved Rectors

Junior School, the Old Cem & a Coronation Party
1950s memories from Cliff Brown

Sunderland Street Cottage Homes
Remembered by Luke Daglish, who lived there 1943 - 1951

Mining Village Memories
From Ruth Ritchey who grew up on Mautland Street, 1940s

The Church Wall
Memories of a popular meeting place from June Lumley, 1945

Newbottle Street Shops
Recollections of the shops by Arthur Lee, 1930s

A Visit to Newbottle Street Shops
A walk along Newbottle Street shops by Harry Smith, 1940s

More Newbottle Street Shops
Recollections by Alan & Freda Vickers, 1948 - 1953

Living Near the Lake
Memories from the cottages at the entrance to the Lake

Sunniside Mining Settlement
Memories of North Row, Middle Row and South Row

 

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The history of Houghton Hall, a mansion house on Hall Lane in Houghton-le-Spring, Co Durham

Houghton Hall History
A time line for Houghton Hall: Mansion House, Big Club then YMCA

Houghton Hall YMCA Photos
Exclusive photographs of its conversion to a YMCA in the 1970s

The Ghosts of Houghton Hall
One of Houghton-le-Spring's most haunted buildings?

Sir George Elliot
Famous Victorian resident of Houghton Hall

Burial Tomb of Capt Robert Hutton
Located in the grounds of Houghton Hall

Secret Tunnels
From Houghton Hall to St Michael's Church

 

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Houghton Colliery, Houghton-le-Spring, Co Durham 1827 - 1981

Houghton Colliery Remembered
A time line for Houghton Colliery 1827 - 1981

Colliery Banners
Details of Houghton's 7 colliery banners

Colliery Lamps
Commemorative lamps located in Houghton's Churches

Pit Pony Hoof
An unusual antique from 1910

Houghton Miners Project
Aiming to document the memories of the few remaining miners

Houghton Colliery Photos
Exclusive photographs of the colliery over the years

 

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St Michael & All Angels Church, Houghton-le-Spring

Rectors of Houghton-le-Spring
A list of all the known Rectors from 1181 to present

St Michael's Church Excavations
Mysterious discoveries from the floor excavation, Feb 2008

Parish Church Restoration
How the Church has been restored 1350 - 2011

Houghton's War Memorial
Names of those inscribed on Houghton's cenotaph

St Michael's Church Tower
Exclusive views from the top of the church tower

The Church Clock
Installed in the Church tower in 1885

Church Magazines
Past copies of the Parish Church magazine, Sign Post

The Four Shields of Houghton
As found on the churchyard archway

The Rectory & Gatehouses
The home to Houghton's illustrious Rectors

Bernard Gilpin's Altar Tomb
Now found in the South Transept of St Michael's Church

The Infants' Tomb 1865
Moved into St Michael's churchyard but where is it now?

The Houghton Beasts
Strange interlaced Wyverns hiding in St Michael's Church

A Very Old Woman
Wrinkled as age could make her, housekeeper of St Michael's Church in 1841

Outdoor Hymn Singing
Thousands singing in front of the Church

 

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A Taste of Houghton-le-Spring: Local recipes and foods from Co Durham

A TASTE OF HOUGHTON-LE-SPRING RECIPES

Recipes for much-loved meals local to Houghton-le-Spring and surrounds.

 

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Houghton-le-Spring during World War II Houghton-le-Spring during World War II

Blackouts, Bombs & Raich Carter
Harry Smith's witty yet poignant Wartime memories of Houghton

Staying Safe with Mum
Elizabeth Richardson's Wartime memories of Houghton

5 Years Old & Growing
Richard Wilson's memories of Houghton's air raids

Soldiers in the Chapel
Joan Lambton's memories of billeted soldiers and eggs with shells on

French Wine in Normandy
Memory from Jack Jordison, a trooper

Houghton's Last Air Raid Shelter
In the grounds of Hillside Cemetery

Old Boys Who Fell During the War
From Houghton Grammar School

Book of Remembrance
Kept in St Michael's Church

Roll of Honour
Erected inside St Michael's Church

Bombing Incidents
In the Houghton-le-Spring area

Victory Mugs
Issued after the War from Houghton Rectory Gatehouse

HMS Wellard
Houghton-le-Spring's adopted Warship

The Drill Hall
On Henry Street, Houghton-le-Spring

Forgotten War Graves
For casualties buried at Houghton Hillside Cemetery

War Graves Headstones
For casualties buried at Durham Road Cemetery

The War Savings Campaign 1943 & 1944
Plaques of achievement for Houghton

 

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Articles about the history oft he Ancient Festival of Houghton Feast

Houghton Feast
Overview of the dedication festival of St Michael & All Angels Church

Houghton Feast Time Line
Happenings at the Feast 1100s - 2011

Houghton Feast Ox Roasting: A Beef History
Introduced at Houghton Feast in 1967

Houghton Feast Ox Roasting: Carvers
Names of those who've carved the beast twice

Forty Years of Houghton Feast
Commemorating the 1967 revival of the Festival

Houghton Feast Fairgrounds
All the fun of the fair at the Lake and Market Place

Community Hymn Singing
Thousands singing in the rain at Houghton Feast

Houghton Feast 10
The mystical date of the 10th of the 10th of the 10th

The Witty Billy Purvis
Entertained at the Feast between 1818 & 1848

Feast Programme of Events
Brochures from 1967 to 2011

Rare Memories of Houghton Feast
From the early 1900s

Houghton Feast 2012
Website for the 2012 Festival of Houghton Feast

 

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Heritage articles from the Seaham & Houghton Star newspaper, available every Thursday

The Houghton & Seaham Star Newspaper

Heritage articles by Paul Lanagan as seen in the Houghton & Seaham Star, available Wednesdays and Thursdays from local newsagents.

 

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Houghton-le-Spring Cemetery (municipal), Durham Road, Houghton-le-Spring, DH5 8NF

Houghton Cemetery Plan
Useful plan of Houghton Cemetery (opened in 1892 cost: 4,000).

War Graves
Details of War Casualties and grave locations in Houghton Cemetery.

The Kay Grave
Report of the trafic death of Horace Kay aged 6 years.

 

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The Methodists of Houghton-le-Spring

Methodism in Houghton
Time line for the Methodist Churches 1740 - 1984
inc Mautland St, Neasham Pl & William St Chapels.

Superintendent Ministers
For Mautland Street Chapel 1891 - 1973.

Church Trustees
For Mautland Street Chapel 1876 & 1976.

Soldiers in the Chapel
Billeted in Mautland Street Chapel after the War.

Communion Items
Inc Communion table, glasses, jig plates and Love-Feast cups.

Manse Houses
Houses lived in by Houghton's Methodist Ministers.

Nesham Place War Memorial
Brass plaque erected inside the United Methodist Church.

 

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St Michael's Roman Catholic Church, Durham Road, Houghton-le-Spring

Catholic Church in Houghton
Time line for the R.C. Church, Durham Road

Houghton-le-Spring Mixed & Infants RC School
Aka St Michael's R.C. School, Durham Road

 

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Haunted Houghton-le-Spring: Ghost stories

Ghosts of Copt Hill
A haunted stretch of the misty Seaham Road

Hauntings at Houghton Hall
Spirit of the white lady and Captain Hutton

Robbie Burns Pub
The Most Haunted place in Houghton?

Houghton Hillside Cemetery
Ghostly photos or light and water vapour anomalies?

Faces from the Other Side
Orbs photographed inside Houghton Church by a parishioner

 

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Houghton-le-Spring's antiquities and curiosities

Knick-knacks & Curiosities
Collectible treasures relating to Houghton

Vintage Adverts
For Houghton-le-Spring businesses in the 1900s

The Coronation Bonfire
A monster bonfire for King George V

Dedication Stones, Plaques & Tablets
Located on buildings around Houghton-le-Spring

Tongue of Big Ben
Forged at Hopper's Ironworks, Sunderland Street, Houghton-le-Spring

Secret Tunnels
From St Michael's Church, Kepier, the Old Rectory and Houghton Hall

Public Conveniences
Now closed, so where do you spend a penny when shopping?

Pitmatic
Houghton's dialect, with its origins down the pit, plus local words and phrases

Durham Road Municipal Cemetery
Opened in 1892 at a cost of 4000

Holy Well & Springs
Locations of Houghton's springs which still flow abundantly

Roman Sarcophagus
Located behind St Michael & All Angels Church

The Seven Sisters
Neolithic barrow at Copt Hill, Houghton-le-Spring

Picture Postcards
Secret messages and witty notes

Houghton in 3-D
A selection of 3-D (anaglyph) photographs

 

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Murders and killings in Houghton-le-Spring

Homicide in Houghton
Investigating the crime novelist Sheila Quigley's Seahills Estate

The Nylon Stocking Murder
Houghton baker Donald Davidson accused of murder, June 1950

Henry Brownless
The Houghton-le-Spring Gunpowder Murder in 1866

Margaret Ann Carr
Shot dead by a revolver in 1888

John Dixon
Stabbed to death by his marra in New Year's Eve 1886

Sir John le Spring
Lord of Houghton, murdered in 1313 by his lover's husband

 

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The Old Hillside Cemetery, Houghton-le-Spring

Houghton's Old Hillside Cemetery
Consecrated amid controversy in 1854

Hillside Cemetery Time Line
For happenings between 1853 & 2008

Sir George Elliot, Bart., MP
Interred in Hillside's largest rock vault

William Standish Standish Esq
Local nobleman, descended from King Edward III

Rector John Grey & TWU Robinson
A Grave Subject between Rector Grey and Thomas William Usherwood Robinson

General Beckwith & Priscilla Maria Beckwith
Of Silksworth and Doxford Park

George Wheatley
Founder of the confectionery business

Joseph Bland Pearson
Auctioneer from Nesham Place

William Shanks
Famous amateur mathematician

Commonwealth War Graves
Details of the four young lads killed during WWI and buried at Hillside

WWII Air Raid Shelter
Houghton's last remaining air raid shelter at the Old Cem

The Sexton's Lodge
At the top of Sunderland Street

Time Capsules
Contents of the lych gate's three time capsules from 1861 and 2006

Bulldozed Headstones
Flattened in 1974 to make grass cutting easier

Hillside Cemetery Fact Sheets
Information about the noteworthy burials, inc. Standish, Beckwith, Elliot and Wheatley

 

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Leisure & Entertainment in the old days of Houghton-le-Spring

Houghton Football Teams
Inc Houghton Rovers, Houghton Mechanics & Houghton Wednesday

Houghton's Boating Lake & Burn
A controversial venture in 1881 by Joseph Coulson

Houghton Social Club
Housed at Houghton Hall then the Club House, Hall Lane

The Ho'tonians Jazz Band
Marching with Houghton's well known juvenile jazz band

Houghton's Three Theatres
Remembering the Empire, Gaiety (aka Grand), and Coliseum

The President Cinema
Now Houghton Snooker & Social Club, Hillside Way

Horticultural Shows
A chance for the miners to show off their giant leeks

 

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Houghton-le-Spring's famous ices and confectionery

Riani
The Gaiety Temperance Bar on Newbottle Street

Wheatley's Confectionery
At the Hawdonside Works, Sunderland Street, Houghton

Dimambro
Dimi's was the most popular ice cream parlour

Jaconelli's Roma Cafe
Ran by Mr Diamond Jaconelli, his wife, and daughters Sylvia & Deloris

Minchella & Co
Ice Cream Specialists, The Broadway, Houghton-le-Spring (1971)

J.J Gibson Ltd, Confectioners
Based in the Mill House Works, Market Place, Houghton

 

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Houghton-le-Spring's buildings of note

Houghton Hall
Dating from the 1600s and home of Rector Robert Hutton

Homelands Estate
Pre-war housing at Sunniside Mining Settlement

Aged Miners' Homes
Built on Dairy Lane in 1926

Houghton-le-Spring Union Workhouse
On William Street, part of the Poor Law Union

Heath House Hostel
A mental health institute in the old workhouse building

Kepier Hall
In the churchyard behind St Michael's Church

Davenport & Lilburne's Alms Houses
Within the grounds of St Michael's Churchyard

Eschol Church
On Burn Promenade, built 1949

HUDC Garage Plaques
Identity plaques on garages hired from Houghton Urban District Council

Penshaw Monument
Erected in 1844 in memory of the Earl of Durham

Houghton's Libraries
Church St in 1850s, Mautland Square in the 60s and now Newbottle St

Robinson Bros. Brewery
Now luxury flats on Durham Road

Houghton-le-Spring Streets
Their names and origins

Houghton Greyhound Stadium
Home to horse racing until 1938 then Greyhound racing

Morton House
Ancient building in Fencehouses

 

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Houghton-le-Spring: INDUSTRY, EMPLOYMENT, BUSINESSES & SHOPS

Houghton Colliery Remembered
a time line for Houghton Pit which closed in 1981

Houghton Tramways
Part of Sunderland District Electric Tramways 1905 to 1925

Greenhow's Hardware Store
Business established on Newbottle Street in 1805

Sangsters
Wet fish shop on Newbottle Street

Mautland Square
Shops and businesses, demolished circa 1999

Sunderland Street
Shops and houses from the White Lion to the Cut

The Gilpin Press
Printers at Pottery Yard (formerly Clements) and Sunderland Street

Houghton Gasworks
Established 1833 on Sunrise Lane off Newbottle Lane

A690 Road Inquiry
Extracts from this dossier of 1966 Public Inquiry

 

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Houghton-le-Spring's well known people & characters

Linden Travers
Houghton's very own star and member of the Wheatley family

Joseph Bland Pearson
An auctioneer who was self-made, killed by decapitation!

William Shanks
Famous amateur mathematician from Nesham Place

Houghton Folk
Photos by C.Plews, photographer, Sunderland Street in the early 1900s

William Greenhow
Founder of the hardware store on Newbottle Street

George Wheatley
Confectionery factory founder and Crimean War veteran

The Other Wheatleys
Not connected to the confectioners but significant in their own right.

Sir John le Spring
Pray for the sprite of a murdered knight, Lord of Houghton, killed 1313

Margery Bellasis
Wealthy widow and friend of Bernard Gilpin

Houghton 1st Scouts
A short but noteworthy history of these good fellows

Mrs Sanger the Mother of the Circus King
Buried in St Michael's Churchyard

Alf Roxby
Old time barber of Fencehouses and Houghton-le-Spring

Kate Middleton
From Pit to Palace.

 

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Houghton-le-Spring's many schools

The Royal Kepier Grammar School
And its Royal Charter dated in 1574

Houghton-le-Spring Junior Mixed School
On Newbottle Street, 1908 - 1993

Houghton-le-Spring Newtown County Infants School
The 'little' school in the Market Place, Seaham Road

The Story of Dubmire Junior School 1914 - 2002
A school in Fencehouses

Houghton Kepier School
Formed in 1990 on Dairy Lane when three schools merged:

Houghton-le-Spring County Grammar School (1)
Between Durham & Hetton Roads, opened July 1926
Aka Houghton Secondary School and Houghton School

Houghton-le-Spring Council Intermediate School (2)
Just off Hall Lane, opened Feb 1932
Aka Houghton-le-Spring County Modern School
aka Bernard Gilpin School

Sancroft School (3)
Opened on Dairy Lane in 1975

Houghton-le-Spring Nursery School
Next to the Grammar school

Houghton-le-Spring Mixed & Infants RC School
Aka St Michael's RC School, Durham Road

William Street Wesleyan School
A long since demolished school just off Sunderland St

St Michael's National School
Opened in 1855 on Dairy Lane, now the Park's rose garden
This was a merger of two schools:

George Wheler's Charity School (1)
Blue Coat School for girls, housed in the Rectory Gatehouse, 1719

National & Barrington School (2)
Located behind Newbottle Street, 1833

 

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Houghton-le-Spring Urban District Council (HUDC)

Chairmen of Houghton Urban District Council
Names of the Chairmen 1937 - 1974

HUDC Council Chamber
Inside the Old Rectory

HUDC Garage Plaques
Identity plaques on garages hired from Houghton Urban District Council

Houghton Area Office
The Council Offices in Houghton, opened 1968

Houghton Area Office Treasures
Recovered from the building before its demolition in June 2011

 

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Houghton-le-Spring Mysteries - can you help?

Rare Houghton Photos
Can you identify these views from circa 1915?

The Infants' Tomb
Moved into the churchyard but where is it now?

A French Visitor in Houghton
Can you translate this French message from 1908?

Houghton Racecourse on Fire
Can you remember when the Stands caught fire?

A Grand House & Garden
But where in Houghton are they?

J.Hunter, Photographer
Wedding photos destroyed in fire - can you help?

John Lishman's cabinet
A Houghton antique from 1907 - now in the USA

Picture House Poster
But which of Houghton's theatres did it come from?

Family Search
Can you help these people find their ancestors?

 

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History of Penshaw Monument, aka Pensher Monument aka Earl of Durham Monument

History of Pensher Monument
Time Line of events for Penshaw Monument 1844 to 2011

Monument Tragedy
A young lad fell from the top in April 1926

Monument Loft
Photos from the re-opening of the Monument viewing platform

Historic Graffiti
Transcriptions of the engravings on the Monument

 

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Houghton-le-Spring Heritage events and news

Heritage Events
Click to find out about heritage events in Houghton & District

 

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Other items of interest and links to websites

Houghton Heritage on Facebook
Houghton-le-Spring Heritage group on the social networking site

Houghton Feast on Facebook
Houghton Feast group on the social networking site

Durham Mining Museum
A must-visit website if your ancestors were miners or lived in a mining village

Herrington Heritage Society
A must-visit website if your ancestors were miners or lived in a mining village

Sunderland Heritage Forum
A citywide umbrella organization of history and amenity groups

Houghton-le-Spring on Wikipedia
Houghton-le-Spring's entry on the free encyclopedia

Newcastle Town Moor Hoppings Fair
A new book by Paul Lanagan (June 2010)

Heritage Open Days
Tyne & Wear's HODS events

Currency Converter
Convert old money into new c/o the Nation Archives' Converter

Houghton Marriage Indexes
Marriages from the Houghton-le-Spring Registers

North East War Memorials Project
Record of every War Memorial between the Rivers Tweed and Tees

 

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School Resources (KS2 & KS3) about Houghton-le-Spring's heritage

Houghton Heritage School Zone

The Houghton Heritage School Zone contains a range of printable resources for children to make and do, such as models, quizzes, wordsearches and maths trails. To access the resources, click HERE.

 

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Christmas in Houghton-le-Spring, Co Durham - lots of snow!

Houghton-le-Spring at Christmas
Your one stop destination for all things Christmassy

Houghton-le-Spring in Old Photographs Book
Buy it now for Christmas with free P&P, Giftwrap & Dedication

Houghton-le-Spring Calendar
The new 2012 calendar, available to download

Rectory Park in the Snow
Vintage snowy views of Houghton's Park

 

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