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Church magazines for St Michael & All Angels Church including Sign Post

Houghton-le-Spring Parish Magazine 1888

HOUGHTON-LE-SPRING PARISH MAGAZINE
JULY 1888

PRICE: 1 1/2 d

PAGES: 4 - 6

DESCRIPTION:
The magazines of the 1880s were truly local and contained only information relating to the Church in Houghton-le-Spring. The number of pages varied in the 1880s. In 1889, you could pay 1d and receive only the front cover, which contained details of forthcoming services. Copyright © Books of the North 2012.

Each monthly issue contained details of baptisms, churchings, marriages and burials. Details of the Church Accounts were published annually.

PRINTED BY: Unknown, possibly Mortons of Newbottle Street

St Michael's Parish Magazine, 1944

ST MICHAEL'S PARISH MAGAZINE
FEBRUARY 1944

PRICE: Unknown

PAGES: 16

DESCRIPTION:
This edition of the Parish Magazine contained a wealth of local information and advertisements, as well as national advertisements in The Sign, an internal magazine between the local sections. Copyright © Books of the North 2012.

This edition of the magazine appears to have escaped the rationing of World War II.

PRINTED BY: A.R Mowbray & Co Ltd, London

Houghton-le-Spring Parish Magazine, Sign Post, 1966

SIGN POST MAGAZINE
AUGUST 1966

PRICE: 6 d

PAGES: 30

DESCRIPTION:
Much of the local information in this magazine was 'book-ended' around a national Church magazine called The Window, covering wider Christian issues. Copyright © Books of the North 2012.

Each monthly issue contained local adverts, as well as news from the many church organisations in Houghton.

PRINTED BY: Clemmet & Grimes, The Gilpin Press, Houghton-le-Spring

Houghton-le-Spring Parish Magazine, Sign Post, 1971

SIGN POST MAGAZINE
AUGUST 1971

PRICE: 2 1/2 p

PAGES: c32

DESCRIPTION:
Much of the local information in this magazine was 'book-ended' around a national Church magazine called The Window, covering wider Christian issues, plus a four page letter from the Bishop of Durham. Copyright © Books of the North 2012.

Each monthly issue contained local adverts, as well as news from the many church organisations in Houghton.

PRINTED BY: W. Christer & Son, Houghton Road, Hetton-le-Hole

 

Article and research by Paul Lanagan, local historian

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Paul Lanagan wishes to place on record his thanks to the following:

:: Thanks go to Richard Chadwick for the 1944 Church magazine.
:: Thanks go to Audrey Dorn for the 1966 Church magazine.
:: Thanks go to Dave Sill for the 1971 Church magazine.

 

 


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