Letter: Nipper laid to rest

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Sir: Concerning the fate of Nipper, the HMV dog, I can confirm Peter Wymer's recollection (Letters, 11 August) that he was buried in Kingston upon Thames, having stumbled upon the marked gravestone in overgrown bushes on the south side of Kingston Bridge during schoolboy wanderings in the early 1960s.

I believe it was on the Home Park bank of the river, where the houseboats are moored, once an unkempt triangle of grass, but now neatly landscaped. But it may have been on the opposite bank, on a wasteland known as the old tannery site, now completely covered by a shopping development. More than 30 years later, I cannot be sure.

The gravestone, a miniature reproduction of a full-size headstone, was stained, overgrown and must have disappeared during the redevelopment of the area.

Yours faithfully,


London, SW19

11 August