Earlier this week I paid a flying visit to the memorial drinking fountain erected in memory of the commander and crew of NS11. This is situated in the grounds of the Viaduct Sports & Social Club in Earlestown, Lancashire.
As you can see from the images below, it is in a poor state of repair. While it is easy to say that “something must be done” it will take much effort and money to put it right. The bronze plaque was removed years ago, for safe-keeping or otherwise, and the remaining fabric of the memorial is cracked, crumbling and probably beyond economic repair. Shrubs are growing from the top and, now the core structure is open to the elements, it will just take a couple of hard winters and some more vandalism to complete the destruction. If you know anything about plans for this memorial please get in touch.