Fun of the Feast comes to an end

big win: Peter Holden, winner of the blanch leek class at Houghton Feast show, with a total of 336.38 cubic inches.
big win: Peter Holden, winner of the blanch leek class at Houghton Feast show, with a total of 336.38 cubic inches.
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A FESTIVAL of fun came to a close with more celebrations to mark the end of this year’s Houghton Feast.

An exhibition into the history of the annual event was held at the town’s library and featured rare and previously-unseen photographs of the Feast, dating back to the 1930s.

Paul Lanagan with his display of Houghton Feast brochure covers, part of the Carnival Time exhibition about the history of the Feast.

Paul Lanagan with his display of Houghton Feast brochure covers, part of the Carnival Time exhibition about the history of the Feast.

Also taking place was the horticultural show at Houghton Sports Centre.

Families yesterday took part in the Houghton Feast Family Walk at Herrington Country Park.

The traditional fairground, held at Rectory Field, finished on Saturday.

Houghton Feast, which began in the 12th century, was revived in 1967. It originated as Michaelmas, the dedication service to church of St Michael and All Angels.