Village Hall, Station Street, Waterhouses, County Durham,
DH7 9AS, Telephone 0191 373 9113

Queen’s Jubilee Celebration Weekend

Waterhouses community association, the Black Horse and Waterhouses Scouts group – invite you to celebrate with:

Saturday 4th June, Black Horse, entertainment from 7.30
Sunday 5th June, 2-6pm  Street party on Station street.  The hall and Station street will be decorated, the Hall will be screening live coverage of events in London – there will be games, music, ice cream and lots of community spirit.

Please bring food/cakes for yourselves and/or to share.  The hall bar will be open.

Fancy dress: come in your jubillee/royal finery – a prize for the best dressed.  We will also be announcing the nominees of our National Day of Thanks in association with Waterhouses Scouts Group.


From 14th March 2022 the hall is closed. There has been a leak which may take some time to resolve.

The hall is usually open for:

Puddle Jumpers play group on Mondays 9.30-11.00  Puddle Jumpers Facebook page. Contact Vicky Beasley 07596 044238.
Coffee Mornings on Wednesday 9.30-12.
The Cinema, Wednesday, 7pm.  – check facebook for details of the film to be shown.
The Social Club, Fridays, 8.40-11pm.
Family film nights

For more information call  07596044238 or email
Information on hiring the hall

Woodland Work: if you want to join in with some woodland work, come along to the hall at 1.00pm on Fridays. All Welcome.

Easter Competitions 2021
Click here for: Pictures of the painted eggs and Easter bonnets 2021

Waterhouses – a very short history

Five hundred years ago, Waterhouses was a wild and uninhabited place. It was sufficiently out of the way to become a haunt for recusant Catholic priests who, during the reign of Elizabeth I, were discovered, imprisoned and then executed in Durham. Since then, things have been somewhat more peaceful! The Black Horse Inn, a coaching stop, was built in 1820. When coal was discovered here in the 1850s, the modern village took shape, bringing a railway line and, by 1880, approximately a thousand people. 

 A long period as a pit village came to an end in the 1960s, when both the mines and the railway closed. The railway line is now a footpath which leads directly to Durham. Stretched along the Deerness Valley, Waterhouses is bordered by extensive ancient woodland and conifer plantations containing miles of footpaths. With two playgrounds and a football club, the village is well served for sporting activities. The village hall also offers a wide range of activities every week, ranging from playgroups for children, Cubs, film-nights, quizzes and much more. The hall also contains a bar and is available for hire. 

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