Houghton-le-Spring at War Houghton-le-Spring at War

Paul Lanagan recreates the role of an ARP warden at Houghton Feast 2009
A small Home Front stall was erected in the Broadway to commemorate the 70th anniversary of WWII.

Houghtonians dressed in 1930s period costume
The exhibition, at Houghton Feast 2009, featured many period household items.

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The Gilpin family crest, as found on a stained glass window in St Michael's Church

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
These are photos of Newbottle Street, which is now the main shopping street of Houghton-le-Spring.