Longstone Lighthouse and the story of Grace Darling

On Longstone Rock, off Seahouses, sits Longstone Lighthouse. It was built by Trinity House in 1826 for the welfare of shipping off the Northumberland coast. It's the site of a famous rescue by Grace Darling (1815-1842).  She spotted a wreck in a terrible storm and went out with her father in a boat to rescue survivors.  There's a poignant story of a woman clutching her two dead children and having to leave them behind.

Capstan Navy Cut Cigarettes were made by WD & HO Wills from the late 1800s and are still made today.  Described as a "blinking ferocious smoke" recently, you might be healthier just collecting the memorabilia.

 

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