George Parsonage – the last of the Clyde Rivermen

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.

Deacon sahking hands with George Parsonage
George Parsonage certificate

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.