WELCOME

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

You can find the regular programme of events here.

Saturday 23 March 2024, 7.00 – 11.00 Ceilidh
Sunday 31 March 2024 2.00 – 4.00 Duck Race
Saturday 15 June 2024 2.00 – 4.00 Summer Fair
Sunday 25 August 2024 Display by noon Scarecrow Competition
Saturday 14 September 2024 TBC 9.00 – 12.00 McMillan Coffee Morning
Saturday 19 October 2024 7.00 – 11.00 Ceilidh
Saturday 26 October 2024 TBC 5.00 – 7.00 Halloween trail
Saturday 23 November 2024 2.00 – 4.00 Christmas Fair
Wednesday 4 December 2024 9.00 – 5.00 Seniors Christmas Lunch
Friday 6 December 2024 6.30 – 9.00 Tree Lighting
Saturday 14 December 2024 TBC 11.00 – 1.00 Kids Christmas party

For more information email eventswaterhousesvillagehall@gmail.com

Follow this link if you want to find out about  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.


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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