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2019
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Sept 20
 
 Extractions from the Minutes of the Bank Committee and its Sub-Committees, covering the period
 to September 1939, relating to the first 26 permanent branches, plus the Head Office premises:
 
 
Sept 20
 
 Building Plans relating to the reconstruction of branch premises, submitted to the
 City Engineer & Surveyor's Office, as required by Birmingham's 'Bye-Laws for Regulating the
 Construction of New Streets and New Buildings'. Plans added regarding the following branches:
  - Witton
  -  Moseley
 
July 26
 
 Additional data added regarding the 1937 transfer of 466 mortgages from
 Solihull Council to the Bank
 
July 16
 
 Analysis of the Classic Home Safes supplied by Wilkins & Wright and Taylor, Law & Co
 
July 16
 
 Details of the first 1,650 Home Safes - Dates Received and the
 Branches to which they were issued
 
July 9
 
 Branch Managerial appointments made in 1937 following the Classification of Branches
 into 4 Grades based on the number of Annual Transactions
 
Jun 30
 
 Details of the operation of Bearwood branch as an Evening Branch and
 the early days of Daily opening
 
May 26
 
 Names of all staff employed at December 1st 1929
 
May 19
 LOOSE LEAF LEDGERS
 
 Additional examples of Ledger Sheets:
    - Savings Account: headings on a reverse page
    - Mortgage Account: Reducing Mortgage & headings on a reverse page
 
May 19
 
 Building Plans relating to the reconstruction of branch premises, submitted to the
 City Engineer & Surveyor's Office, as required by Birmingham's 'Bye-Laws for Regulating the
 Construction of New Streets and New Buildings'.
 
May 15
 BRANCHES
 
 Addition of photographs taken in 1956 and 1968: 
 ASTON CROSS BRANCH - Aston Road North in January 1956
 NECHELLS BRANCH - Nechells Park Road in March 1968
 
May 10
 
 
 ALUM ROCK BRANCH - 1952
 Photograph that includes Alum Rock branch at a time when it was trading from the premises
 that had suffered major bomb damage during the Second World War
 
May 5
 
 
 Individual Branch Statistics including Deposit Balances; Open Accounts; Transactions
 
 Annual Statistics analysed by Month
 
Apr 5
 
 Addition of an example of a Gas Bill paid at Selly Park branch in February 1937
 
Apr 1
 
 Extractions from the Minutes of the Bank Committee and its Sub-Committees relating to the
 following branches, and covering the periods specified:
 - Spring Hill (October 1923 - December 1931)
 - Erdington (August 1919 - December 1931)
 - Ward End (January 1920 - December 1931)
 
Apr 1
 
 
 
 Addition of the Ledger for Account Number 1827 at Witton branch which records the sale receipts
 for eight copies of J P Hilton's book Britain's First Municipal Savings Bank sold
 between July 9th 1927 and February 6th 1928
 
Mar 20
 
 Extractions from the Minutes of the Bank Committee and its Sub-Committees relating to
 its Head Office premises, and covering the periods specified:
 - Edmund Street (August 1919 - October 1929)
 - Broad Street (December 1926 - May 1932)
 
Mar 20
 
 Additional extractions from the Minutes of the Bank Committee and its Sub-Committees relating to
 premises generally and not to any one specific branch
 
Mar 20
 
 Additional extractions from the Minutes of the Bank Committee and its Sub-Committees relating to the
 following branches, and covering the periods specified:
 - Handsworth (September 1919 - December 1931)
 - Ladywood (August 1919 - December 1931)
 - Lozells (August 1919 - December 1931)
 - Hay Mills (January 1920 - January 1932)
 - Saltley (August 1919 - December 1931)
 - Acocks Green (August 1919 - April 1932)
 
Mar 13
 
 Additional extractions from the Minutes of the Bank Committee and its Sub-Committees relating to the
 following branches, and covering the periods specified:
 - Sparkbrook (November 1919 - July 1930)
 - Kings Heath (August 1919 - December 1930)
 - Balsall Heath (August 1919 - January 1930)
 - Small Heath (August 1919 - December 1931)
 - Selly Oak (October 1919 - October 1931)
 - Aston (August 1919 - July 1931)
 -  Duddeston (August 1919 - December 1931)
 - Aston Cross (October 1920 - March 1932)
 - Rotton Park (August 1919 - December 1929)
 - Stirchley (November 1919 - March 1932)
 - Hockley (December 1921 - December 1931)
 - Harborne (October 1919 - December 1931)
 
Mar 6
 
 As an economy measure in the latter part of the Second World War, passbooks relating to an
 account transferred between branches were continued to be used at the new branch instead
 of a new passbook being issued. This page of the website includes an example of such a passbook
 
Jan 31
 
 The history of the introduction of a mechanised posting system into the larger branches of the Bank,
 commencing with the Aston Cross and Balsall Heath branches in May 1930
 
Jan 31
 
 'My Memories of the Machine Posting System' by Maureen Limbrick
 
Jan 23
 
 Addition of document produced by the  Midland Federation of Building Trades Employers commenting
 on various clauses etc of the Tender Document and observations of Birmingham Corporation and the
 Bank Committee on those comments