K13 Memorial Gathering

This coming Saturday, 25th January, the Scottish Submariners Association will gather for their annual event commemorating the loss of life of 32 people aboard the K13 Submarine, including 6 Fairfield Shipyard workers as well as Naval personnel, during a tragic accident in 1917.

The group will gather at 10 am in Elder Park at the K13 memorial opposite the Fairfield Heritage centre on Govan Road.

There will be more information on the K13 coming soon on this site, as the memorial itself will be restored this year as part of a wider project which will also see the restoration of the nearby Elder Park gateway. This work is being undertaken by The Govan Cross Townscape Heritage Initiative, in collaboration with Glasgow Building Preservation Trust and Glasgow City Council.

This work will also include a series of fun community engagement activities and events exploring the heritage of Elder Park, under the title of ‘Mrs Elder’s Glorious Gift’. Friends of Elder Park is a lead community partner in this project so we hope that you’ll get involved!

This post was written by Heritage Engagement Officer, Chani Bond, as part of ‘Mrs Elder’s Glorious Gift’

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