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  Grace Darling 14 October 2004  
Image: Grace and her father rescue passengers and crew
Why is the lifeboat heroine still remembered today?

A 22- year-old Victorian is the top woman in a vote to find Northumberland's favourite personality.

Grace Darling,who rowed with her father from the Longstone lighthouse in the Farne Islands to save nine shipwrecked passengers and crew, became a national heroine in 1838 .

Jenni discusses with historian Jill Paton Walsh and Northumbrian Katrina Porteous why the legend of Grace Darling has endured. 

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