V.E.Day Celebrations

V.E.Day Celebrations 

Friday May 8th, 2020

The Parish Council has been successful in obtaining £900 towards celebrations for the village.

These include:-

  • Church Service in Church and / or at the War Memorial
  • Laying of a Wreath
  • Ringing the Church bells

We are hoping to have the Pittington Brass Band and a lunch will be provided in the Community Centre with entertainment.


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.