Time Pieces History: S2, E8: The Farne Islands


The story of Lindisfarne, Inner Farne & the other islands; Viking raiders; the heroic story of Grace Darling.

What You’ll Hear

  • 0:45: A brief history of Lindisfarne
  • 1:27: The Viking raiders
  • 2:27: Inner Farne & the pele tower
  • 3:48: Grace Darling
  • 5:01: The SS Forfarshire disaster

Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript – no email required! This episode was inspired by two blogs I wrote for my Time Pieces History Project: the first about Lindisfarne and the Farne Islands, and the other about St Mary’s Lighthouse, which looks at Grace Darling.

I also mentioned Lindisfarne and St Aidan in episode 3, season one of the Time Pieces History Podcast, and St Cuthbert in episode 4 of season two. You can find out more about Grace Darling here, and the Farne Islands here.

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