Identification longshot/Talking Point Number 45

  Brumas 21:16 07 Dec 2007

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I wonder if this rather striking Art Deco building is still a Convalescent Home or has it sadly been demolished!
It was posted on the third of September 1953 according to the sender, a patient at the time, and if some young philatelist hadn’t pinched the stamp we would know from exactly where as well! All that remains, and is decipherable is, UTH- at the top of the date stamp.

Tom, the loving husband, goes on to say “I could not come home today on doctor’s orders so will be home Sunday. I am travelling with a chap from Orpington so will have to get a taxi from Orpington station”
They lived in Hextable a good 9 miles away according to the map so I should imagine it would have cost him quite a bit!

  anskyber 21:29 07 Dec 2007

Poole in Dorset

  Kev.Ifty 21:33 07 Dec 2007
  Legolas 21:37 07 Dec 2007

Too easy that one :)

  MCE2K5 21:41 07 Dec 2007


  Brumas 21:50 07 Dec 2007

After the last two harder ones I thought I would go easy on you all ;o(

Watch this space!!

  HCOOH 22:51 07 Dec 2007

I used to work for the Wellcome Foundation and Conning Tower was the company convalescent home for employees till the late 1960's early 1970's, cannot remember the exact date they stopped it's use.

  Brumas 22:55 07 Dec 2007

That was interesting, thank you.

  HCOOH 23:31 08 Dec 2007

The official company records state that it was closed in 1994, this would be when Glaxo merged with Wellcome, however I celebrated 21 years service with the company in 1980 and I never got my week at Conning Tower, which used to be part of your 21 year award.

  Brumas 23:38 08 Dec 2007

Thanks again.

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