Graves of Boys of the BTS Formidable and National Nautical School
By sooty1261 | Monday, June 06, 2011, 07:01
Hi I am Ronnie I am the assistant administrator for BTS Formidable on Multiply. Last Friday I came to Portishead to look at the graves of the boys of the National Nautical School in the North Western Cemetery and also those of the boys of the BTS Formidable. Having heard tales of neglect broken stones and disarray I felt I should take photos and then find the responsible parties. On seeing them I saw no real neglect or vandalism just old graves spoilt by water and frost damage. It will eventual decay as stones do so I asked Dignity the company contracted by North West Somerset to look after thier cemeteries and crematoriums
If the Old Boys could put in a garden of remembrance with low maintainance. Vicky Howells my contact at Dignity has agreed to Putin a circle of stones with silver gravel infill Gratis all I need to do is create the centre piece which will need to be paid for and made. I do not yet know the cost. I will be looking for donations to the memorial fund and would like to be making a collection in Portishead on Saturday 3rd of September during the Reunion of the Nautical school Old Boys.