Grace Darling

The heroine of the Farne Islands, Northumberland, 23 year old Grace rowed out to the ship wreck Forfarshire which, after engine trouble, had been driven onto the Big Harcar rocks under a fierce storm in the early hours of 7th September 1838. She and her Father, William launched a Coble boat into the stormy waves, risked their own lives, and managed to save nine souls that otherwise would have been lost.