Embleton, Northumberland - Community Guide

Publications

These publications have been written by members of the local community.  They can be downloaded from the links provided.

 

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The Fallen of Embleton

Published 05th May 2014

A tribute to the men of Embleton who fell in The Great War.

They called it The Great War, the war to end all wars – World War 1 which began on 4th August 1914 and was to last for five long, terrible years.  Millions died in horrific conditions – gassed, blown to bits by hostile fire, sucked down by rain-sodden mud and much, much more.

Among those who perished were a few men from our own area who are commemorated on the Embleton War Memorial in Spitalford Cemetery, on the Embleton School Honours Board, on a tray which belonged to the URC church Embleton and in Holy Trinity Church Embleton.

This book seeks to describe the backgrounds and lives of these men, in as far as the authors are able, and to trace what happened to them after they enlisted, the battles they engaged in, how and where they met their end and their final resting places.

Download the book below:

  • 1 - Names on Memorials, Index, Introduction and Explanatory Terms
  • 2 - Chapter 1 (1914), Chapter 2 (1915) and Chapter 3 (1916)
  • 3 - Chapter 4 (1917)
  • 4 - Chapter 5 (1918) and Chapter 6 (1919)
  • 5 - After the War, Appendix and Acknowledgements
  • Alternatively you can download the whole book by clicking here - please note this may take some time due to the size of the publication

    For more information on memorials, plaques etc. of these and others that have fallen, please visit the North East War Memorials Project site at www.newmp.org.uk.

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    Embleton - A Pictorial History 1890 - 1950

    Published on site 22nd November 2014

    The idea for this book originated from the interest shown in the old pictures included in the Embleton Parish Heritage Trails booklet first published a few years ago.

    Embleton has been a holiday destination since before 1900 and literally hundreds of different postcards were printed before WW II showing the village, the surrounding countryside and Dunstanburgh Castle. It is quite common to find exactly the same picture on different manufacturers’ cards, sometimes produced at the same period and sometimes produced as much as twenty years apart.

     

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    Alternatively you can download the whole book by clicking here - please note this may take some time due to the size of the publication

    For more information on memorials, plaques etc. of these and others that have fallen, please visit the North East War Memorials Project site at http://www.newmp.org.uk.

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    Embleton Parish Heritage Trails

    Published on site 13th December 2014

    Embleton Parish Heritage Trails . Explore the history of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

    Embleton had also been known as Elmesdune (the hill where a man known as the caterpillar lived), Emyldon and Emeldon (long, low, undulating ridge like a caterpillar). The Barony of Embleton has belonged to Simon de Montford, Edmund, Earl of Lancaster, Henry Plantaganet and John of Gaunt, and the Embleton estate remained part of the Duchy of Lancaster until 1604 when it was sold by James I (VI) for almost £1,500.

    Although the walks included are simple, the weather in North Northumberland can be changeable so suitable clothing should be worn.

    The text mentions several buildings which are now private homes. Please respect the privacy of the owners of these properties.

    All the walks are suitable for taking your dog along but please ensure it is kept under control and on a leash when necessary, especially during lambing time.

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    Alternatively you can download the whole book by clicking here - please note this may take some time due to the size of the publication

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    Dunstanburgh Golf Course - A History

    Published on site 26th March 2015

    It is one of the intrinsic pleasures of the game that good golf courses grow out of their locations and that they stimulate and inspire as well as challenge our abilities at shot-making.  What matters, in addition to condition and presentation, is a mix of three qualities:  the lay-out and design; the visual appearance of the course and its surroundings; and the ambience and ‘sense of place’.  If we have enjoyed playing a course, as visitors, we sometimes ask ourselves whether we would like to play most of golf there, as members.


    When we talk with visitors who have played Dunstanburgh Castle for the first time they often tell us that they have been captivated by the scenery and challenged by the sporting test it provides.  They are not surprised when we tell them that we never tire of playing here.  Like members of all golf clubs, we sometimes discuss how we could improve particular holes, but it is always a joy for us to play, for example, the run of holes from the fifth to the tenth with the sound of the sea and the changing views of Embleton Bay and the castle.  It also pleases us when visitors appreciate the informality and friendliness at Dunstanburgh, an atmosphere which is partly down to current staff and members and partly a legacy of its history.

    Download the book below:

    Alternatively you can download the whole book by clicking here - please note this may take some time due to the size of the publication

    For more information on memorials, plaques etc. of these and others that have fallen, please visit the North East War Memorials Project site at http://www.newmp.org.uk.

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    Whinstone Times

    Published 15th August 2017

    A Community magazine covering Embleton and Christon Bank

    The Whinstone Times is a bi-monthly publication containing useful news and information as well as details of events within the local area.

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