Henry Liscombe’s bequest helps to purchase land to set up a rest house in the Diamond Valley

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Henry Liscombe’s bequest helps to purchase land to set up a rest house in the Diamond Valley

June 25, 2019

Little is known about Henry Liscombe. He was born in New South Wales, he was either a manager or insurance manager, and he neither married nor had children.

Nevertheless he gave freely of his time as treasurer to the Association over the years. He died in 1942, leaving a bequest to build a rest home.

It took a while for the Association to decide where to buy land. In 1951, concerned that the legacy would be lost if action to provide a rest home was not taken, Lucy Coppin suggested that her Kew home might be adapted after her death. The offer was not taken up.

In 1956, a 13-acre site was bought in Diamond Valley, paving the way for Liscombe House, which was opened in 1963.

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