24 November

Today is the birthday of Grace Darling. In 1838, when she was 23, she helped her father rescue nine survivors of the wreck of the steamship Forfarshire as it sank off the coast of Northumberland in the northeast of England. Grace was one of the first people to become a nationwide press sensation. This poem is one more tribute to add to the many that she has received.

To read the poem, click here.