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Houghton Feast: Ancient Festival of Houghton-le-Spring

A pictorial history book chronicling the history of Houghton's ancient festival, with photos from the Feast's heyday and the Victorian steam fairgrounds, through to the Millennium Feast celebrations.

This popular title is reprinting. Next reprint available September 2012.

ISBN: 0954325303
PAGES: 128
PRICE: 25.00 + P&P
QTY: 1

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This book can only be delivered via Recorded Delivery.
In 9 years this is only the 2nd used copy of this title, owing to its rare status.

"This book brought back many memories for me, especially as I now reside in the USA and miss Houghton-le-Spring terribly. The hundreds of photos taught me a great deal about the Feast - I didn't know it was so old. This book makes me want to be back home during the October Feast time. My congratulations to the author for gathering so many amazing photos and for the book being a good read, too."

Copies of the Houghton Feast book
Some first edition copies may still be available in local book stores.




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Photos of Houghton-le-Spring
Old picture postcards of Houghton le Spring and Hetton le Hole
Houghton le Spring: A History
Old photos of Houghton
Vintage views
Houghton Then and Now
Foreword by John Mawston; Introduction by Ron Young; 1. Bernard Gilpin & the Origins of Houghton Feast; 2. The Traditional Ox Roast; 3. People of the Feast; 4. Fairgrounds; 5. The Opening Ceremony & Military Tattoo; 6. Carnival Parades; 7. Illuminations; 8. Community Hymn Singing; 9. Houghton Feast Races; 10. More Fun at the Feast; 11. Houghton Feast Timeline