Longstone Lighthouse on the Farne Islands, from where Grace Darling
and her father rowed out
Matthew's mile at Grace Darling
primary school, Northumberland saw school friends of Matthew Burgess taking part in a charity run
Meanwhile pupils at Matthew's school, Grace Darling
Campus, part of Northumberland Church of England Academy, are taking part in a Mile for Matthew today.
It will replace the Grace Darling
, which has launched over 300 times, rescuing more than 350 people and saving over 30 lives, but there are plans to retain the famous name in some form.
and her lighthouse keeper father lived on Longstone island when, in a storm on September 7, 1838, the SS Forfarshire struck the notorious Harcar rocks, a part of the Farne Islands.
From Longstones View she cast her eye and saw the ship was about to die Bows broken on the rocks on isles of Farne, Grace Darling
be praised, she raised the first alarm.
The product, produced by multiaward-winning Doddington Dairy in Northumberland, carries the name of Grace Darling
, who helped rescue survivors of a shipwreck off the county's coast in the 19th century.
THE long search for an actress to play Grace Darling
in a forthcoming play about her life is over.
From Gogamog and the Exiles of Troy, dating back to about 1100BC, King Leir (800BC) and Roman occupation (55BC) to Thomas a Becket (1170) the plague of Eyam (1665), Grace Darling
(1838) and the Braer oil tanker disaster in 1993.
Stephen Walton ENTERTAINMENT: A celebration in Bamburgh is planned for the 200th birthday of heroine Grace Darling
After meeting members of the crew and station staff, he took a short trip aboard the station's allweather lifeboat Grace Darling
, despite the choppy sea conditions.
THE story of North-east sea rescue heroine Grace Darling
is to be brought to the stage.
The Year 6 youngsters at Scholes Junior and Infant School were impressed by the story of Victorian heroine Grace Darling
The year four pupils from Grace Darling
Primary in Newbiggin-bythe-Sea, Northumberland, have welcomed babies and toddlers into their classrooms as part of the Roots of Empathy programme, which aims to tackle bullying in schools.
OK, John, they had a yacht, you had a canoe, The yacht sank, you sailed the oceans blue, Rich rats jumped ship, scattered far and wide, You and your Grace Darling
copped six years inside.