with Michael Parrott

(Chair of the Friends of Higher Cemetery)


Jurys Inn, Western Way, Exeter

                                             Thursday, 9 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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All talks are now on the second Thursday of alternate months (February, April, June, August, October & December).                                          All meetings start at 7 pm and are held at JURYS INN, Western Way, Exeter EX1 2DB.                                                                  Free parking is available from 6pm in the Triangle Car Park at the rear of Jurys.                                                                                Walks/visits are usually on the second Wednesday of alternate months (January, March, May, July, September November). 

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