Grace Darling and the S. S. Forfarshire

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The paddle steamer Forfarshireᅠstruck and later foundered on one of the Farne_Islandsº on the 7 September 1838, giving rise to the rescue for whichᅠGrace Darling is famed.
The story of the heroic efforts of Grace Darling and her father in saving sailors from the wreck  have been extensively described many times. This website will discuss the popular reaction to the events.

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The first reports of the disaster probably appeared in the ; the Dundee Courier of 11th September - which is credited as the source of information printed in the Liverpool Mercury of September 14th - and the Tyne Mercury - which is credited as the source of information printed in The Morning Chronicle (London), on September 13th

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Grace Darling

bar518: Dates 1888~1838|

 "Twas at the Longstone Lighthouse" Often called The Grace Darling song.

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Grace Darling (Roud V3151)

bar519: Dates 1838~1838|

"Oh! father lov'd, the storm is raging"

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Grace Darling (Poem by McGonagall)

bar649: Dates 1842~----|

Poem by McGonagall including a report of her death.

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Grace Darling (Roud V3152)

bar496: Dates 1842~1891|

First Line "Oh! dearest dad, the winds are blowing" Parody of Roud V3151 (bar519)

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Grace Darling or the Wreckers Daughter

bar497: Dates 1838~1841|

Begins "Ohl Father lov'd, the storm is raging". A parlour ballad from which bar519/Roud V3151 was copied 

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Loss of the Forfarshire

bar498: Dates 1838~1838|

 Probably the first of these ballads to appear. It mentions the Darlings only in passing and Grace is not identified by name.

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Grace Darling and the S. S. Forfarshire

ns003: Dates ----~----|

The paddle steamer Forfarshireᅠstruck and later foundered on one of the Farne_Islandsº on the 7 September 1838, giving rise to the rescue for whichᅠGrace Darling is...

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