Tales of the Riverman 50


It is difficult to illustrate the amount of work Bennie Parsonage undertook during the war years It was not just about recovering bodies from the water, there were rescues, preventions, safety problems, air raid precautions work, indeed the usual multitude of tasks that still befall the Humane Society. War time Glasgow (like all British Cities) had night time “Blackout” which coupled with our notorious fogs caused moving about near waterways to be difficult and even dangerous. There were also persons who having lived through one war did not really wish to live through another, and people who were very lonely with their loved ones being away at the “front” and their children moved to the countryside hopefully “out of harm’s way”

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