Thursday, 21 June 2012

Riverman George Parsonage

Yesterday I visited George Parsonage in his riverside studio to see
this group of sculptures of musicians. Aren't they fabulous.
So imaginative.
George is known as the Riverman because of his life long work
with river safety. Just as his father Ben did before him, George runs
the Glasgow Humane Society which was started in the 18th century
to protect lives and rescue those who had fallen into the Clyde. All too
often this has meant retrieving the bodies of the less fortunate.
The Humane Society is a charity and much of what George makes
from his sculpture helps fund their work. The redevelopment of
Glasgow's riverside has meant that there are many more places that
need life belts and the clearing of the riverbank.

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