Snowman Competition


Hawthorn Annual Snowman Competition


This is now an Annual Event and you don't need snow!!


Unfortunately this year judges will be unable to visit due to the pandemic, but you can still part by simply taking a photo of your snowman and forwarding to Lesley Swinbank (Parish Clerk) by December 24th.


Judging by the Parish Council will take place at the end of December and results announced here and in the January Round Up.


Prizes will be awarded to the 'best' 3 entries.


Thank you to all who took part in this year's competition.

Photos are below.


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Hawthorn is a small rural parish situated in the North East of England.

Hawthorn is an attractive rural village set in the Durham landscape between Seaham and Easington with the North Sea forming its eastern boundary.


The parish boundaries are about 1.5 miles apart north to south and approximately 4 miles apart East to West. There are 200 houses and the population is c. 400.


The Durham coastal footpath traverses the Eastern boundary of the village, whilst the old village centre is a designated Conservation Area. In addition there is an attractive coastal dene between the village and the sea and which contains many walks.


The village contains a beautiful small church built in 1865 and a very popular pub the Stapylton Arms  It also has a thriving community centre with a varied programme of events for the residents.