This is correspondence received by Bamburgh parish in connection with the restoration of the Grace Darling memorial. People from all over the country sent financial contributions to assist with the restoration fund.
Many of the Bamburgh parish records are deposited with Northumberland Archives Service. Previously they were kept at the church. For many years church records were stored in the Parish Chest. This tradition dates back to medieval times. The Chest would usually be found in the vestry and kept under lock and key. All church records would be stored there. For example, baptism registers, poor relief records and churchwardens' accounts would all be found within the Chest.