THE LIFESAVER OF EXETER
with Michael Parrott
(Chair of the Friends of Higher Cemetery)
Jurys Inn, Western Way, Exeter
Wednesday, 8 April 2019
This illustrated presentation by Michael Parrott tells the amazing story of a father and son, both called Thomas Gregory, who saved over 500 people from drowning. We will also learn how Thomas helped prevent a massive iceflow from destroying the Exe Bridge.
During the late 19th and early 20th century the Gregory family were well known in Exeter, especially near the Quay and the river where they lived. Thomas Gregory worked at the quayside as a boatman and over 35 years he amazingly saved over 400 people who had fallen into the water. His son, also named Thomas, followed in his father's footsteps and likewise saved many Exonians from drowning.
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