Grace Darling’s Birthday

Image: Grace Darling rowing out to sea, to save sailors from a shipwreck, in a furious storm. Colour wood engraving by E. Evans after C.J. Staniland, reproduced with permission from Wellcome Library, London.

Today is the birthday of Grace Darling, who, when aged just 22, helped her father rescue nine survivors from the wrecked steamship, ‘Forfarshire’ in 1838.

You may like to read the poem ‘Grace‘, published a year ago – just click this link to open it.