Bomarsund, Northumberland

Bomarsund is a village in Northumberland
Northumberland is the northernmost ceremonial county and a unitary district in North East England. For Eurostat purposes Northumberland is a NUTS 3 region and is one of three boroughs or unitary districts that comprise the "Northumberland and Tyne and Wear" NUTS 2 region...

, in England
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. It is situated to the north of Bedlington
Bedlington is a town in Northumberland, to the north of the Tyne and Wear urban area. It lies north of Newcastle and southeast of the county town of Morpeth. Other nearby places include Ashington to the north northeast, Blyth to the east and Cramlington to the south.The parish of Bedlington...

, and just south of Stakeford
Stakeford is a village in south east Northumberland, England, about north of Newcastle upon Tyne. It lies across the River Wansbeck from Ashington, the nearest town. The village takes its name from the former river crossing to the north of the village, this was a crossing through the mudflats...


The village grew around a coal pit
Coal mining
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 opened in 1854 and was named after the battle at the fort of Bomarsund
Bomarsund, Åland
The Battle of Bomarsund was fought by an Anglo-French task force against Russian defenses at Bomarsund during the Crimean War.-Background:Bomarsund is a 19th century fortress which had started to built in 1832 by Russia in Sund on the Åland Islands in the Baltic Sea...

 in Sund
Sund, Åland
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, Åland Islands
Åland Islands
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. It is now home to the Northumberland Brewery
Northumberland Brewery
Fuggles BarHome of Northumberland BreweryAccessory House,Barrington Road, Bedlington, Northumberland, NE22 7APNorthumberland Brewery is a small brewery which was located in Bomarsund, near Bedlington in Northumberland, England...

. Bomarsund won the National Village Cricket Championship in 1974. They beat a team from Collingham, Nottinghamshire
Collingham, Nottinghamshire
Collingham is a village and civil parish in Nottinghamshire, England.Collingham is located on the banks of the River Trent on the A1133 main road, just off the A46...

 by three wickets in the final, which was played at Edgbaston
Edgbaston Cricket Ground
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, after the original match at Lord's
Lord's Cricket Ground
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was rained off.
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