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2017 50th ANNIVERSARY OXROAST
In the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1 Bernard Gilpin became Rector of Houghton-le-Spring. He donated an ox to be roasted at Houghton Feast to help feed the poor of the Parish. It is appropriate that our Rotary Club decided to recreate this event to fundraise for a variety of charities . Our first oxroast was in 1967 and this year we celebrate our 50th.Anniversary. It has become such a popular local tradition that customers queue for hours for the Mayor to cut the first slice and present it to the person at the front of the queue.
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Houghton-le-Spring. Please have a browse through our website and contact us if you feel you would like to become part of our happy group.
Meetings and events happening soon
Wednesday 29th November 19.30
Quiz Round 1 at home against Barnard Castle
Duty: Ron, Len Raffle: Alan
Wednesday 6th December 19.30
Duty: Alan, Derek Raffle: Len
Saturday 9th December 01.30 -
Senior Citizens Concert
Tea and cakes, brass band and singalong
Wednesday 13th December 19.30
Guest Night with turkey and trimmings at The Chilton
Monday 18th December 18.30
Santa visits Great Lumley
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Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
Chilton Country Pub, Black Boy Rd, Chilton Moor, Houghton-le-Spring, DH4 6LX 0191 385 2694