Many people will be saddened and appalled that Test Valley Borough Council is contemplating the demolition of Edwina Mountbatten House.

This was built with money given by the public to provide homes for elderly people in reduced circumstances as a memorial to the first Countess, who was well respected in Romsey and who died suddenly in 1960.

This it did until about 10 years ago with distinguished trustees who included the mayor and deputy mayor, two also appointed by TVBC and two appointed by the Mountbatten family.

It was designed to go on the site at this main entrance to the town.

Surely it is not beyond the Churchill company to adapt the building for their not dissimilar purpose.

Phil Sands, 
Broadwater Road,

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