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Houghton-le-Spring: Journey Through Time DVD

Featuring priceless archive photos and footage, this DVD contains the following videos:

Journey Through Time feature
Houghton Feast Ox Roasting: A Beef History
(narrated by ox roaster Ron Young)
Houghton Feast 1954 - rare cine footage
Houghton Hillside Cemetery: Then & Now

ISBN: 978-0954325367

OUR PRICE: 12.50 + 2.50 UK P&P

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Visit The Bookcase in Chester-le-Street
Visit E.D & Y. Brown Newsagents in Newbottle
Visit Houghton Co-Op, Mautland Square
Visit Hetton Picture Framing, Hetton-le-Hole

Journey Through Time features priceless archive photos and footage taking you on a tour of old Houghton-le-Spring with views from the 1880s, 1900s and modern day equivalents.

The rare footage of Houghton Feast 1954 features views of the choir singing from the top of St Michael's Church tower, and all the fun of the Lake Fairground with Murphy's Waltzer, Jack Hammond's Yachts (later owned by Robertson's and now Dorman's), Cooper's Big Mickey, Sheeron's Gallopers (later Screeton's and now John Armitage) and the Culine Bros' Silver Rodeo. We also get a glimpse of the early Feast illuminations, including the (then controversial) animated Guinness Festival clock, which had been designed by the firm of Lewitt Him. This clock was one of eight full size clocks built for the Guinness Company, weighing over 2 tons and standing 25 feet high.

The exclusive behind the scenes look at the historic ox roasting and insightful narration by Ron Young reveals the hard work which goes into preparing your tasty ox sandwich.

Journey Through Time as you see inside the historic parish church of St Michael & All Angels on rare views of its Victorian interior, which disappear to reveal the archaeological excavations under the floors during the 2008 dig.

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This is a LOW RESOLUTION preview, featuring a different soundtrack, kindly hosted by YouTube.

"I have just watched, in peace, the DVD. How wonderful. In the Houghton Feast clips I remember the Peacock vividly. I used to practically push my head through the railings to get a better look. As far as the Ox Roast goes I could almost smell it, and I was thinking how much lovely gravy I could make with the juices! I think you have done a great job producing this and any Houghtonian would feel very nostalgic watching this."
LINDA, HAMPSHIRE

"Wow!! What an achievement your DVD is! A wonderful piece of work. I have thoroughly enjoyed watching it and will do many times again - thank you so much."
JOAN, HOUGHTON-LE-SPRING

"Great DVD! My Mum and Dad came from the North of England (Mum - Sunderland - Dad - Houghton-le-Spring area) and I am researching my family tree so these old images were great to put some visual "bones" on my findings. I am also reading Sheila Quigley's books at the moment so the Houghton Feast was also great to see. I will be keeping an eye out to see what else you may have for sale in the future along these lines!! I love the website - keep up the good work."
SHIRLEY, NORTHAMPTON

"The DVD arrived Monday, safe and sound - it is for a present for someone who grew up in fence houses. Thank you again for your rapid turnaround."
DIANA, KENT

"Have just got back from a business trip otherwise I'd have written to say thanks before now. I went to visit my Mum at the weekend. She was born and raised in Bank Head, Fence Houses so there were lots of very happy memories. Thanks a lot for the extras."
JOHN, PONTELAND

"Got my old photo's of Houghton book and DVD the other day. I recommend it to anybody interested in Houghton-le-Spring's heritage. Thanks Paul, for sorting it out for me."
IAN, HOUGHTON-LE-SPRING

"Loved the 2010 Houghton Heritage Calender. Also got the DVD to watch later. Thanks to my husband for both as a Christmas pressie."
PAULA, HOUGHTON-LE-SPRING

"Just wanted to say thank you for the DVD it came yesterday, it's a Xmas present for my dad who came from Houghton and often talks about the area, I'm sure he's going to love it."
PAULINE, MIDDLESBROUGH

 

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Houghton Then and Now Famous Guinness Clock. The clock was designed by the firm of lewit him it was one of 8 full size clocks that were built for the guinness company and weighed over 2 tons and stood 25 feet high. Amazing piece of engineering its frenzied burst of action every quarter of an hour, The clocks routine which consisted of 30 actions lasted 4 minutes. The original clock had been on display at the1951 festival of great britain in battersea park. Only one of the clocks survive and can be seen at the guinness hopstore museum in dublin.
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