Press Cuttings
The Bank accumulated several books of Press Cuttings,
and a selection of these is reproduced on this section of the website
Meeting of Trade Union Officials
Withdrawal of Savings Bank scheme
Approval of City Council for replacement scheme
Appointment of J P Hilton as Manager (and note re his salary)
The First Day's Business
Progress of Parliamentary Bill for Birmingham Municipal Bank
Arrangements for Effecting Transfer of Business to new Bank
Appointment of F Ellison as Assistant Manager
[2] Prize Draw of October 31st 1919
[3] Early Progress of the Birmingham Municipal Bank
Two Newspaper Reports dated:
    November 21st 1919, and
    January 24th 1920
[4] Branch Openings
Many of the Press Cuttings retained by the Bank were Newspaper Reports relating to the opening ceremonies and other matters regarding new, permanent branches. The following is a selection of those reports:
Sparkbrook: July 25th 1921
Kings Heath: April 24th 1922
Balsall Heath: September 4th 1922
Small Heath: September 25th 1922
Selly Oak: February 10th 1923
Hockley: January 19th 1924
Harborne: February 2nd 1924
Handsworth: May 17th 1924
Ladywood: June 14th 1924
Saltley: May 16th 1925
Heybarnes: April 27th 1929
Little Bromwich: June 8th 1929
Bearwood: September 7th 1929
Sutton Coldfield: January 3rd 1935
Brookvale: October 5th1935
Shirley: January 18th 1940
[5] Criticism by Leeds City Council as BMB deposits pass 1million
[6] Court case re tenant of flat over Sparkbrook branch
[7] Correspondence etc, regarding interest paid on Savings A/c
[8]  Review of Britain's First Municipal Savings Bank
[9] Neville Chamberlain's vision for the future of Birmingham
[10]  Head Office forced to move from Edmund Street
[11] Four Attempted Frauds against or involving the Bank
[12]  Newspaper Cartoons
[13] January 1927 - report of Aberdeen Savings Bank, etc
[14] July 2013 - "You can certainly bank on Edgar"
[15] "The Municipal Bank, An Example to the Nation" (1938)
[16] School Savings Banks