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Northumberland pub commemorates Grace Darling with 175th anniversary ale

A NORTHUMBERLAND heroine is being commemorated with the launch of a beer to mark the 175th anniversary of her lifesaving rescue.

The Bamburgh Castle Inn at Seahouses has launched Grace Darling Ale, in memory of Britain’s first female Victorian heroine, who set out with her lighthouse keeper father to rescue people clinging to rocks after their ship was wrecked on the Farne Islands on September 7, 1838.

Produced by Hadrian Border Brewery, the beer is a 3.5% ABV pale, golden coloured ale, and will be on sale at the pub for the remainder of the year.

The inn, which overlooks the islands where Grace and her father, William, carried out their daring rescue mission, will donate 10p from every pint of the ale sold to the RNLI to help train and equip volunteers called upon to save lives at sea.

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