Pictures of Houghton Feasts from yesteryear

Houghton Feast Parade 1994  old  ref number 24981
Houghton Feast Parade 1994 old ref number 24981

Houghton Feast is an annual attraction which has certainly been a colourful event over the years.

As you can see from these photographs, people were definitely enjoying themselves.

Houghton Feast  October  1981  old ref number 38125  
Crowds

Houghton Feast October 1981 old ref number 38125 Crowds

Were you in the crowds hiding from the Vikings, or maybe you and your friends had joined forces to make one of attractive floats? Sometimes, the fun got to much for some and they snuggled down under a cosy blanket.

The carving of the ox is still the highlight of the event for many. Do you have memories of the Feast you would like to share with us?

Email them to chris.cordner@jpress.co.uk

Houghton Feast  October 1976   no old ref number scanned from hard copy
  Bell ringers  bell ringing

Houghton Feast October 1976 no old ref number scanned from hard copy Bell ringers bell ringing

Houghton Feast  Parade October  1981  old ref number 38125   
Crowds

Houghton Feast Parade October 1981 old ref number 38125 Crowds

Houghton Feast Parade 8 October 1983 old ref number 46475 
Riding the Parade in style on Saturday in a vintage 1924 Swift  left to right Andrea Higgin (9), Ashleigh Hedgley (10), Joanne Hedgley (11) and Lynn Hedgley (7)

Houghton Feast Parade 8 October 1983 old ref number 46475 Riding the Parade in style on Saturday in a vintage 1924 Swift left to right Andrea Higgin (9), Ashleigh Hedgley (10), Joanne Hedgley (11) and Lynn Hedgley (7)

October 1979  old ref number 28617  
Houghton Feast Parade

October 1979 old ref number 28617 Houghton Feast Parade

Houghton Feast Parade 1994  old  ref number 24981

Houghton Feast Parade 1994 old ref number 24981

Houghton Feast Parade 8 October 1983 old ref number 46475
 
Houghton YMCA float in Saturdays Houghton Feast Parade   
Monday October 10 1983

Houghton Feast Parade 8 October 1983 old ref number 46475 Houghton YMCA float in Saturdays Houghton Feast Parade Monday October 10 1983

Houghton Feast  1998   old ref number   48880  Carving the ox

Houghton Feast 1998 old ref number 48880 Carving the ox

Houghton Feast Parade 1994  old  ref number 24981

Houghton Feast Parade 1994 old ref number 24981

Houghton Feast Parade October 1981 old ref number 46-8018
Photographer Jack Carroll. Country and Western was the theme chosen by thse members of Houghton and Hetton Ladies Auxiliary. Monday October 5 1981

Houghton Feast Parade October 1981 old ref number 46-8018 Photographer Jack Carroll. Country and Western was the theme chosen by thse members of Houghton and Hetton Ladies Auxiliary. Monday October 5 1981