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The Legend of Grace Darling
James and Alasdair are joined by comedian and actor Bethany Black (Doctor Who, Cucumber), telling the tale of Bethany’s own ancestor, the lighthouse-dwelling heroine Grace Darling. When storm winds cast a steamship onto the jagged rocks of the Farne Islands, nine people are left clinging onto the prow and – by extension – life.
This episode features goat-riding devils, an encounter with a Pontefract psychic, and one Mr. Sillyman. Plus, an opportunity to discover whether a leaking engine is a big deal on a steamship (HINT: it is).
Content Warning: References to drug use, Queen Victoria, and Queen Victoria’s drug use.
The Loremen are Alasdair Beckett-King & James Shakeshaft. Featuring Guest Loreperson, Bethany Black.
Featured image from Grace Darling clipper ship sailing card.
Music from La Lettre De Manon Valse played by Megone’s Orchestra, 1905.