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
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
or one-fourth of a Pound).
After Decimalisation on February 15 1971,
coins of the equivalent value (25 pence) were issued
specific events. In 1977, the event
commemorated was the Queen's Silver Jubilee.
The Bank sold plastic cases to hold these Crowns,
receipts and sales were noted in the Branch Record Book.
(right) Two 1977 Crowns, reverse and obverse.
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  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
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.