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By LenBageDigital

Grace Darling - heroine

Yesterday, I visited the grave of Grace Darling at Bamburgh whose bravery in rescuing survivors from the stricken SS Forfarshire in 1838 when it crashed on to Big Harcar Rock, a mile from the Longstone lighthouse on the outer Farne Islands, is celebrated by the RNLI and by many others. Grace became renowned as a heroine and won the hearts of the nation. The courageous rescue was reported by national newspapers and her story spread internationally. Grace became immortalised in plays, songs and  poems. The full and fascinating story of her exploits that night can be read by following this link:

https://rnli.org/about-us/our-history/timeline/1838-grace-darling#:~:text=Grace%20Darling%20was%20one%20of,which%20changed%20her%20life%20dramatically.

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