Darling, Grace Horsley b. November 24, 1815 d. October 20, 1842 British heroine. She spent her youth in various lighthouses with her father. On the 17th September 1838, she spotted the ship, Forfarshire, which had run aground on rocks, a few hundred yards away. With no foresight for her own safety, she with her father promptly took a boat across the treacherous waters to the other island and rescued 9 frightened survivors, bringing them safely back to the lighthouse. She was revered throughout the United Kingdom during her lifetime for her remarkable...[Read More] (Bio by: s.canning) St Aidan Churchyard, Bamburgh, Northumberland Unitary Authority, Northumberland, England Plot: Is buried in the family grave, but nearby, further from the road, there is a large ornamental memorial to her with pillars and recumbent sculpture as her lasting memorial.
Davison, Emily Wilding b. October 11, 1872 d. June 8, 1913 Sufferagette. Best remembered as the woman who lost her life protesting the suffergette movement by running in front of King George V's horse Anmer at the popular Epsom Derby in June of 1913. She was trampled underfoot, never regained conciousness and died in a hospital a few days later of a skull fracture. Historical information surrounding the events that led to Davison's death have been speculated, in particular the idea that she actually intended to commit suicide, which was false...[Read More] (Bio by: Selk) St Mary the Virgin Churchyard, Morpeth, Northumberland Unitary Authority, Northumberland, England
Muir, Jean b. July 17, 1928 d. May 28, 1995 Fashion Designer. Born in London, the daughter of Cyril and Phyllis Coy Muir. She was raised in Bedford and attended Dame Alice Harper girls’ school. It was there that she first remembers learning to draw, sew and embroider, and where she developed a passion for Art History. Jean chose not to attend art school and later viewed this decision as an advantage to her career. Joining Liberty and Company in 1950 as a sales person, despite her lack of formal art college training, was given the...[Read More] (Bio by: Shock) St Bartholomew Churchyard, Whittingham, Northumberland Unitary Authority, Northumberland, England