Alfred French was the first lifeguard at Tooting Bathing Lake. On 5 August 1907 he is known to have saved a man from drowning. Some reports say he saved two men. Later that year he was awarded a certificate on parchment from the Royal Humane Society. This is a replica of what his certificate may have looked like. Click on Royal Humane Society below to see a list of other people connected with the pool who also received bravery awards.
|Date of origination ?||c.2000|
|Date of upload ?|
|Submitted by||Janet Smith|
|Scope & content||Digital only|
|File format. ?||JPG image|
|Tags||Alfred French, Royal Humane Society|
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