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Armistice Day got me thinking of the number of drownings at home related to wars. Soldiers returning from the Napoleonic Wars, Soldiers of the Boer War possibly not wishing to have to be involved in WW1, soldiers guarding our Docks and sailors on ships in our harbour during both WW1 and WW2 fell into the Clyde during heavy fogs and of course the blackout.

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riverman28The area on the south bank opposite the Humane Society wharfage was known as Little Govan—Ballater Street was Govan Street—the Kings Bridge was Govan Street Bridge. Most of this area used to be co-operative bakery buildings—the main building being one of the really beautiful buildings of Glasgow—when it closed it was hoped that it would become the new Transport Museum—but it was pulled down—a real shame...

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riverman27On Friday 20th June 1990 I received a message from a Park Warden at Richmond Park that he had seen a woman on the outer ledge over the parapet of the bridge at Rutherglen. He had run to phone for assistance, and when he returned a few moments later the woman had disappeared. He presumed she had jumped or fallen into the river. No one saw whether or not the woman had actually entered the water...

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Star ships frequented the Clyde and unfortunately several sailors drowned off these craft. Here is the story of one incident told by an ex Glasgow Police Chief Superintendent...

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This is a simple story about a woman who was extremely drunk but would not leave the riverbank. She kept threatening to throw herself into the water...

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In Manchester 2016 tales24“A SPATE of deaths around Manchester’s waterways is feared to be the work of a serial killer. Bodies found in canals and rivers are said to be victims of “The Pusher”, A 'Murderer' dubbed The Pusher is alleged to bundle targets into the icy waters

“People WERE pushed to their death say police as death toll rises” 

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