The Friends of Houghton Hillside Cemetery
Houghton Hillside Cemetery
Events, Publications, Family History Research etc

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Forthcoming Events

5th July 2014 - Annual Open Day 12noon - 4pm
September 2014
 (Saturday) - Heritage Weekend  - Date to be confirmed
25th September 2014 (Thursday) - Annual General Meeting - Please meet at the rear of St Michael & All Angels Church.  Refreshments at 7pm.  Meeting starts 7:30pm

 
The group can be contacted on telephone number 07866444933.  This phone is switched off but checked at regular intervals.  Should you wish to contact the group please leave a message on the answering machine or send a text message and a response will be sent once your message is received.  Further information can also be obtained by emailing info@theoldcem.co.uk

The next Committee Meeting will take place on THURSDAY 3rd July 2014 at 6:45pm, at The Vestryl, St Michael & All Angels Church, Houghton Le Spring

Minutes of previous meetings are not yet available on line however should you require a copy please contact us and the details will be forwarded to you.

Newsletters are published at least once a quarter.  If members have not been receiving our newsletters please let us know as soon as possible by contacting either Neil or Janice.  The next newsletter should be printed around September 2014.
 
CURRENT PUBLICATIONS 

Pamphlets—Series 1—£4.00
1. A History of Houghton Le Spring
2. Houghton Hillside Cemetery Information
3. People of Interest Interred at Hillside
4. More People of Interest Buried at Houghton Le Spring
 
Pamphlets—Series 2- £4.00
1. People of Interest Interred at Hillside
2. The Finch Family
3. Bernard Gilpin—Rector of Houghton Le Spring
4. General Hillside Information
 
Please add £0.75 for p & p for one set of pamphlets. If you require both sets please add £0.95.
 
Geology Pamphlet—£1.75
Please add £0.50 p & p
 
New and Updated Guide Book = £2
Please add £0.50 p & p
 
The Friends are always looking for new information regarding Hillside. Any old photographs or articles regarding Hillside or Houghton Le Spring would be greatly appreciated. Anything loaned to the group will be taken care of and returned in the same condition as it was loaned to them.

Family History Research

The group offer assistance in Family History Research not only for those buried in the cemetery but also for the North East Area.  The group have several members who are highly experienced in genealogy.  They have access to census records from 1841-1911 aswell as other births, marriages and death indexs.  Usual charges are 99p plus postage and packaging for each census entry obtained and costs are negotiable for other research.  If you are interested or require a quotation for work to be carried out please contact Janice on
jshort@theoldcem.co.uk

Membership

For further enquiries about becoming a member of the Friends of Houghton Hillside Cemetery please contact our Membership Secretary Neil Wood at nwood@theoldcem.co.uk

Should you wish to make a donation to the group please send it to c/o St Michael & All Angels Church, The Broadway, Houghton Le Spring, Tyne and Wear.  All cheques made payable to The Friends of Houghton Hillside Cemetery.


A THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP DURING 2009 & 2010

THE VILLAGE INN, MURTON, CO DURHAM

If you are looking for somewhere to stay whilst you visit the North East why not try The Village Inn at Murton, Co Durham.  The Village Inn offers a comfortable and friendly Bed & Breakfast at competitive prices.  The proprietors Gareth & Amanda Jones can be contacted on either 0191 5261261 or 0191 5262473.  Prices are as follows:-

Room only for one person - £20.00 per night
Room with Breakfast for one person - £25.00 per night
Double Room only for 2 people - £40.00 per night
Double Room for 2 people with Breakfast - £50.00 per night
Family Room only for 2 adults and 2 children - £45.00 per night
Family Room for 2 adults and 2 children with Breakfast £55.00 per night


A susbstantial website regarding the history surrounding Murton, Co Durham can be found at www.murtonheritagesociety.co.uk the website includes both text and numerous photographs.


If you wish to carry out rock climbing at Hillside please contact us first to obtain permission and further details.

Further information regarding The Knights Templar can be found at www.knightstemplar.gckt.org


If you are intersted in purchasing a copy of the book 'Decision Most Deadly' by Mark Turnbull please visit www.decisionmostdeadly.com 

YOUR SUPPORT IS ALWAYS APPRECIATED



 

 

 

During 2009 & 2010 we have had the bonus of support by the CSV, Springboard vteam who have been crucial in lending a well needed hand to the work of the friends. They have exceeded our hopes in our fight to revive the cemetery by enlisting the support of young volunteers from Springboard Sunderland, South Hill College and Eastcliffe in Sunderland who have all volunteered to help us create a place that the community can now enjoy.
The new national vinvolved youth volunteering development programme headed by Brian Watson MBE exists to inspire a new generation of young people to volunteer in all aspects of community assistance. If you're aged between 16 and 25 and interested in exciting opportunities to gain new experiences, learn new skills, meet new people and have fun, then please contact:
 
Sunderland’s vinvolved TeamSpringboard Sunderland, Portchester Road, Pennywell, Sunderland, SR4 8ED, Tel: 0191 5518241, Email: Bwatson@springboard-ne.org  Adunn@Springboard-ne.org  www.vinspired.com 


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