HOUGHTON HERITAGE SOCIETY SHOP

The National Trust opened the loft of Penshaw Monument throughout 2012 summer season following the unprecedented interest in August 2011 when the loft was first opened to the public since a tragic accident in April 1926.

Buy the book Houghton-le-Spring in Old Photographs Vol 1

LOCAL HISTORY BOOK

The Earl of Durham Monument, known locally as Penshaw Monument on Penshaw Hill, was inspired by the Theseion, Temple of Hephaestus. It was built in 1844 out of gritstone. Find our more below.
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Buy the Houghton-le-Spring heritage DVD featuring old photographs and cine footage

HERITAGE DVD

On Easter Monday, April 5th 1926, Temperley Arthur Scott, a 16 year old boy from Fatfield, was killed when he fell from the top of Pensher Monument; public access to the loft ceased until 2011.
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Exclusive Houghton-le-Spring Christmas Cards - Season's Greetings from Houghton-le-Spring

CHRISTMAS CARDS

Penshaw Monument is covered in historic graffiti which is engraved into its stoneowork. This document features transcriptions of the engravings, the earliest of which dates from at least 1925.
[CHRISTMAS CARDS]

Houghton-le-Spring T-SHirts and bags

BRANDED MERCHANDISE

The Earl of Durham Monument, known locally as Penshaw Monument on Penshaw Hill, was inspired by the Theseion, Temple of Hephaestus. It was built in 1844 out of gritstone. Find our more below.
[T-SHIRT] | [TOTE BAG]

Used and pre-owned local history books about Houghton-le-Spring

USED BOOKS

On Easter Monday, April 5th 1926, Temperley Arthur Scott, a 16 year old boy from Fatfield, was killed when he fell from the top of Pensher Monument; public access to the loft ceased until 2011.
[USED BOOKS]

Make a donation to Houghton-le-Spring Heritage Society by PayPal or Cheque

MAKE A DONATION

Houghton-le-Spring Heritage Society could not operate without your much appreciated help! Find out how you can donate via PayPal, Cheque or Bankers Order Form using the links below.

| Have your name recorded in our illustrated Book of Benefactors

Join Fyass Byuk - Houghton Heritage Society's popular Facebook group

FACEBOOK GROUP

You can join Houghton Heritage Society by becoming a member on Facebook - or Fyass Byuk as we call it. We have over 4,000 members and the group is very popular with residents, descendants and ex-pats.
[FACEBOOK]

Videos and cine footage of Houghton-le-Spring

VIDEOS OF HOUGHTON

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 our visits to Penshaw Monument!
[YOUTUBE VIDEOS]

Old photographs of Houghton-le-Spring shared via Flickr

OLD PHOTOGRAPHS

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.
[FLICKR] | [ARCHIVE CATALOGUE]