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Embleton

Embleton village in the English county of Northumberland is about half-a-mile from the beautiful bay which carries its name. The sandy beach is backed by dunes where a variety of flowers bloom: bluebells, cowslips, burnet roses and, to give it its common name, bloody cranesbill, amongst others. Dunstanburgh Castle stands at the southern end of Embleton Bay.

Embleton has an attractive little main street with one shop. There is a small well-kept green with the village pump on it, out of use now but at one time the source of the water supply. The church is large with several interesting features and is historically connected with Merton College, Oxford. Close by is a pele tower - what used to be a fortified vicarage - now in private hands. The village hall, the Creighton Memorial Hall, is said to be the largest in the county and is named after a former vicar who became a famous Bishop of London. The hall is the venue for a lot of the social life which goes on there. One road is named after the Embleton-born W. T. Stead[?], a journalist and social campaigner who lost his life on the Titanic.

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