While reviewing over old photographs I am reminded of the importance of taking photographs today in order to make a record for the future. Things chance so very fast and a building that stands today could be pulled down tomorrow. I came across a series of photographs that I took some years ago, below I have reproduced just one image from this series:
This image taken onboard HMS Caroline in 2006 shows the ship in a tidy condition. I recently drove past where she is moored and noted that this noble ship is looking rather sad, slowly decaying. With so much public money devoted to Titanic, a ship that lies at the bottom of the ocean, surely this noble ship, the last survivor of the Battle of Jutland in WW1 deserves to be preserved for future generations. The ship was decommissioned on 31 March 2011 in a traditional ceremony. Her ensign was laid up in St Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast. As mark of respect I attended that service.
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