Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Longstone Lighthouse, England

an official card I received in 2009

It is a great lighthouse card, coming with an interesting story as well. The lady you can see at the top left is known as Grace Darling, and the story goes that her father was a lighthouse-keeper near Bamburgh. In 1838 Grace rowed out in a great storm and rescued five shipwrecked seamen.
She had unfortunately died very young, at the age of 26, four years after her heroic actions.

the stamp is from a set of 8 definitives issued in 2009

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