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250th Anniversary Stories

We are featuring a new story every day – from every year – of our 1774 to 2023 Archive. 
Please click on the picture to see the narrated story on video or read the text, and bookmark this page to come back for more.   
Year 1910

Read by Tom Dineen – Supporter, Royal Humane Society

1909 Rescue from a burning ship in rough seas achieved at great risk Read by Commander Richard De La Mare - Supporter, Royal Humane Society

Rescue from a burning ship in rough seas achieved at great risk

Year 1909

Read by Commander Richard De La Mare – Supporter, Royal Humane Society

1908 Brick Worker battles immense heat and poisonous gases to save colleague buried in hot ballast Read by Susan Lousada, Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire - Supporter, Royal Humane Society

Brick Worker battles immense heat and poisonous gases to save colleague buried in hot ballast

Year 1908

Read by Susan Lousada, Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire – Supporter, Royal Humane Society

1907 Diver attempts to save colleague trapped underwater Read by Rose Eva - Supporter, Royal Humane Society

Diver attempts to save colleague trapped underwater

Year 1907

Read by Rose Eva – Supporter, Royal Humane Society

1906 Crewmember swims through heavy seas and extreme cold to save colleagues Read by Sheridan Swallow - Trustee, Royal Humane Society

Crewmember swims through heavy seas and extreme cold to save colleagues

Year 1906

Read by Sheridan Swallow – Trustee, Royal Humane Society

1905 Fifteen miners saved from explosion in a mine Read by Sean O'Donovan - Supporter, Royal Humane Society

Fifteen miners saved from explosion in a mine

Year 1905

Read by Sean O’Donovan – Supporter, Royal Humane Society

1904 Invalided Captain rescues an apprentice while on a journey home Read by Manoo Mootien - Supporter, Royal Humane Society

Invalided Captain rescues an apprentice while on a journey home

Year 1904

Read by Manoo Mootien – Supporter, Royal Humane Society

1903 Father saves family from drowning after carriage is swept away in river Read by Martin Constable - Supporter, Royal Humane Society

Father saves family from drowning after carriage is swept away in river

Year 1903

Read by Martin Constable – Supporter, Royal Humane Society

1902 Man saved from wreckage of a brig during a hurricane Read by James Lifford - Life Governor, Royal Humane Society

Man saved from wreckage of a brig during a hurricane

Year 1902

Read by James Lifford – Life Governor, Royal Humane Society

1901 Lieutenant risks his own life to save crew from steamer in distress Read by Shaun Lyons - Governor, Royal Humane Society

Lieutenant risks his own life to save crew from steamer in distress

Year 1901

Read by Shaun Lyons – Governor, Royal Humane Society

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