EXETER'S LIFESAVER (non members welcome.)

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Jurys Inn

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Western Way, Exeter EX1 2DB

Exeter

EX1 2DB

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This illustrated talk is about an amazing 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 was 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 from drowning after falling into the water. His son, also named Thomas, followed in his father's footsteps and likewise saved many Exonians from drowning.

Michael Parrott, the Chair of the Friends of Higher Cemetery, has researched the life of Thomas, and is delighted to present this talk on a very interesting and not very well known Exonian.

Non-members are welcome but there is a small charge (£3). To reserve your place please click on TICKETS near the top of this page.

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Jurys Inn

Western Way, Exeter EX1 2DB

Exeter

EX1 2DB

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