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Items added to the Branch Record Book after the original 12 subjects were:
 
PAYMENTS FOR OTHER BRANCHES
 
Withdrawals at branches other than where the account was held were not allowed, except under very unusual circumstances. A record of such rare payments was listed by date; account number; and amount
 
BANK OF ENGLAND 5 'SERIES C' NOTES FOR COLLECTION
 
These blue 5 notes were the first to be issued that featured the Monarch's portrait. First issued on February 21st 1963, they ceased to be legal tender on August 31st 1973. After this last date, it was necessary for branches to periodically remit the notes to the Bank of England (via Head Office or Securicor) to obtain value for a depositor. A record of the depositor, amount submitted, etc was maintained in the Branch Record Book.
 
CROWN CASES RECEIVED FROM HEAD OFFICE
 
Prior to Decimalisation, Crown coins had a value of 5/-
(Five shillings, or one-fourth of a Pound).
After Decimalisation on February 15 1971,
coins of the equivalent value (25 pence) were issued
to commemorate specific events. In 1977, the event
commemorated was the Queen's Silver Jubilee.
The Bank sold plastic cases to hold these Crowns,
and receipts and sales were noted in the Branch Record Book.
(right) Two 1977 Crowns, reverse and obverse.
 
 
 
 
THRIFTY BOXES RECEIVED FROM HEAD OFFICE
 
Commencing in 1973, branches were required to list receipts, sales, and stock of these replacements for Home Safes.
 
PASSBOOKS RECEIVED FROM HEAD OFFICE
 
A similar record to that maintained for Ledger Cards (see [5] above). Passbooks for new accounts were pre-numbered by Account Number, Continuation Books (to replace a full passbook) contained a unique reference code. After computerisation, numbered passbooks were replaced by numbered Security Cards.
 
PERSONAL LOANS SCHEME (UNITED DOMINIONS TRUST)
 
Prior to the Bank being authorised to make Loans from its own funds, an agency agreement existed with United Dominions Trust (a company that was later taken-over by Trustee Savings Banks). A record was maintained of loan applications forwarded to UDT, and whether the loan was approved or declined.
 
INDEX OF HEAD OFFICE INSTRUCTIONAL LETTERS
 
Commencing in 1972, branches were required to list Head Office Instructional Letters in their Record Book. These Instructional letters were numbered sequentially from 1 in each Financial Year, and they were indexed by this reference and the subject of the letter.