WATERHOUSES COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
Village Hall, Station Street, Waterhouses, County Durham,
DH7 9AS, Telephone 0191 373 9113
Hall bookings 07388 509046 or email
Information on hiring the hall
Lots of activities in August: see the Future Events page
Waterhouses Village Hall: What is on?
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Paper flyers will still be available to pick up at the hall.
Scarecrow and sunflower competition entry form here. Send in details of your entry by 31 August. Produce show and results on 2nd September.
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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