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Whalton, Northumberland

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Whalton, Northumberland

Whalton is a small village in Northumberland, England. It hosts an annual Bale Fire on July 4th, the date on which midsummer's eve was celebrated before the introduction of the Gregorian calendar to England in 1752. It features morris dancing and dancing by the children of the village school outside the Beresford Arms which provides beer and a barbecue.
Post townMORPETH
Administrative CountyNorthumberland
Traditional CountyNorthumberland
OS GridNZ1381
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth East
Police AuthorityNorthumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Ambulance AuthorityNorth East
Population427 (2001 census)

Whalton, Northumberland in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Whalton, par., township, and vil., Northumberland - par., 6039 ac., pop. 474; township, 2126 ac., pop. 315; vil., 6 miles SW. of Morpeth; P.O.

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