Hundreds gather for street party to mark 100 years since end of Great War

Sharon Bowers, Robert Carlton and Kathy Harrow. Picture: DUNCAN LAMONT

Sharon Bowers, Robert Carlton and Kathy Harrow. Picture: DUNCAN LAMONT - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of people attended a street party in Houghton on Saturday to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War.

Dozens of people turned out to support the street party in Houghton. Picture: DUNCAN LAMONT

Dozens of people turned out to support the street party in Houghton. Picture: DUNCAN LAMONT - Credit: Archant

Villagers dressed in clothes from the era and enjoyed a range of entertainment and activities as part of the commemorative event.

Opera singer Karen England was invited to sing and there was a performance from the Houghton and Wyton Community Choir also.

The event took place outside the Three Horseshoes Inn and on the village square.

Kathy Harrow, one of the event organisers, said: “The day was wonderful, absolutely brilliant. We formed a small committee in April to organise the event and we are very pleased with how it went.”

Dozens of people turned out to support the street party in Houghton. Picture: DUNCAN LAMONT

Dozens of people turned out to support the street party in Houghton. Picture: DUNCAN LAMONT - Credit: Archant


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Some 200 people attended the event, included about 170 guests and 30 volunteers.

Ms Harrow said a collection was held for the Royal British Legion on the day. Plans are already afoot for a tea dance in November to coincide with Armistice Day commemorations, at which funds raised will be added to those taken on Saturday.

Dozens of people turned out to support the street party in Houghton. Picture: DUNCAN LAMONT

Dozens of people turned out to support the street party in Houghton. Picture: DUNCAN LAMONT - Credit: Archant

Dozens of people turned out to support the street party in Houghton. Picture: DUNCAN LAMONT

Dozens of people turned out to support the street party in Houghton. Picture: DUNCAN LAMONT - Credit: Archant

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