Glaxo SmithKline

1962 photo

By Susan Hall

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

The tower that belonged to Glaxo SmithKline on the Mundells one way system was knocked down, using cranes and a huge wrecking ball, on 19th April 2003, I was able to watch it happening from my back garden.

An article about the demolition appeared in the Welwyn Hatfield Times dated 30 April 2003, page 28.

This photo was taken in 1962 on the erection of the tower for what was then Smith Kline and French.

This page was added on 27/10/2010.

Comments about this page

  • I supplied the photographs that the Welwyn & Hatfield Times used in the demolition article mentioned above. I was working at Avdel at the time and photo documented the demolition over the two to three weeks that it took to take the tower building down.

    By John Dawes (03/03/2012)
  • The top floors of this building provided a splendid view of light aircraft as they practised circuits and bumps out of Panshanger Aerodrome. And who remembers the Paternoster Lift – it would probably be banned on Health & Safety Grounds today!

    By Jenny McCann (28/10/2010)

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