Hammermen of Glasgow Ex Deacons John McKnight and Colin Botfield recently visited George Parsonage of the Glasgow Humane Society Lifeboats to thank him for over 60 years of service saving lives on the River Clyde.

Ex Deacons John McKnight and Colin Botfield recently visited George Parsonage of the Glasgow Humane Society Lifeboats to thank him for over 60 years of service saving lives on the River Clyde. During the visit, George was presented with his Hammermen Certificate and Burgess Ticket as a Freeman of the City of Glasgow. He also received a Royal Navy hat which was a gift from the Glasgow Sea Cadets in recognition of his work.

The Glasgow Humane Society has been saving the lives of people who get into difficulty in and on the River Clyde since 1790. George’s first river rescue was in 1958 when helping his father, who ran the society from 1918 until 1979. George carried on his father’s work until 2019 when he retired at the age of 75.

https://hammermenofglasgow.org/

The Glasgow Humane Society has been operating continuously from its Boathouse and Residential base in the Glasgow Green since 1790.

The aims and objectives of the Society are:

  • Preservation of human life in and around the waterways of Greater Glasgow.
  • Provision of lifeboat / safety services where and when requested.
  • Advice to councils, emergency services, universities and schools businesses, riverside users and general members of the public on safety and accident prevention on waterways.
  • Education of the public in water safety.

https://glasgowhumanesociety.com/

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