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President Bernard Blacklock and members of the Rotary Club thank the people of Houghton for their continued, magnificent support of the traditional ox-roasting at Houghton Feast.

The event will again provide further funds for our own regular community service events for senior citizens, young people, schools and other worthy groups in the town and national and international causes.

Thanks to the Mayor Councillor Barry Curran and Mayoress Carole for cutting the first slices and giving them to the first person in the very long queue.

Thanks also to members of Houghton Heritage Society for again cleaning and repainting the site.

We are again indebted to our regular sponsors and suppliers Piper’s Quality Butchers, Edinburgh Bakery, George Vardy Haulage, Hetton Scaffolding Co, Whitfield Chemists, Alex Scullion Electrical and the invaluable help of the city gas crew, Sunderland Live administration staff and co-operation of the Showman’s Guild on the fairground, and not least the voluntary hard work of our club members over the weekend, which all combined to maintain this unique historic event.

Long may it continue and we look forward to serving you all again on Monday October 10, 2016.

Ron Young,

Ox-Roasting Coordinator,

Houghton Rotary Club