WATERHOUSES COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
Village Hall, Station Street, Waterhouses, County Durham,
DH7 9AS, Telephone 0191 373 9113
Hall bookings 07596044238 or email
Information on hiring the hall
Waterhouses Village Hall: What is on?
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Paper flyers will still be available to pick up at the hall.
Waterhouses Theatre Club: possible trips to the Gala Theatre
Sound of Music* 7-9th Feb £19
Screen to Stars* 15th Feb, £7
Crimes on the Nile 26-27th Feb £15
Beyond the Barricades 7th March £23.50
Crooners 22nd March, £22.50
Evita* 2-6th April, £19.50
*drama school or non professional production. Ticket prices only – transport can be arranged if there are enough people. If you are
interested in going to any of these performances, please contact Pat Collinson 01913734949
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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