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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 1823, John L Birtwhistle

Read by Christopher French – Supporter, Royal Humane Society

1822 Determination and teamwork saves woman from taking her own life Read by Brendan Dineen - Supporter, Royal Humane Society

Determination and teamwork saves woman from taking her own life

Year 1822, William Robert Measham

Read by Brendan Dineen – Supporter, Royal Humane Society

1821 Unceasing care saves a life using the Society’s Manual Read by Claire Hill - Supporter, Royal Humane Society

Unceasing care saves a life using the Society’s Manual

Year 1821

Read by Claire Hill – Supporter, Royal Humane Society

1820 Sheer perseverance saves man from icy water trauma Read by Vikki Spencer - Supporter, Royal Humane Society

Sheer perseverance saves man from icy water trauma

Year 1820

Read by Vikki Spencer – Supporter, Royal Humane Society

1819 Two year old saved from well Read by Eve Spencer - Supporter, Royal Humane Society

Two year old saved from well

Year 1819

Read by Eve Spencer – Supporter, Royal Humane Society

1818 Dog assists owner in saving woman's life Read by Faith Spencer - Supporter, Royal Humane Society

Dog assists owner in saving woman’s life

Year 1818

Read by Faith Spencer – Supporter, Royal Humane Society

1817 Homeless woman rescued from water at Limehouse Read by Jeremy Spencer - Supporter, Royal Humane Society

Homeless woman rescued from water at Limehouse

Year 1817, W. Woodward

Read by Jeremy Spencer – Supporter, Royal Humane Society

1816 Major determined to rescue others despite conditions Read by Michael Bernard - Trustee, Royal Humane Society

Major determined to rescue others despite conditions

Year 1816, Morgan Waters

Read by Michael Bernard – Trustee, Royal Humane Society

1815 Lieutenant jumps into the sea on seven occasions to save lives Read by Suba M - Supporter, Royal Humane Society

Lieutenant jumps into the sea on seven occasions to save lives

Year 1815

Read by Suba M – Supporter, Royal Humane Society

1814 Coachman risks life to save well digger Read by Ade Williams - Friend, Royal Humane Society

Coachman risks life to save well digger

Year 1814, Thomas Knox and Leeson Prince

Read by Ade Williams – Friend, Royal Humane Society

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