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Permanent Branches - Opening Dates

The following table lists, in chronological order, the official openings of the Bank's permanent branches,
naming the person who performed the opening ceremony
 [01]  Sparkbrook   Monday, July 25th 1921   Neville Chamberlain, MP  
 [02]  Kings Heath  Monday, April 24th 1922  Councillor C T Appleby (Chairman)  NOTE 1
 [03]  Balsall Heath  Monday, September 4th 1922  Eldred Hallas, MP  
 [04]  Small Heath  Monday, September 25th 1922  Alderman David Davis, JP (Lord Mayor)  
 [05]  Selly Oak  Saturday, February 10th 1923  Alderman David Davis, JP (Lord Mayor)  
 [06]  Aston  Saturday, February 17th 1923  Alderman W E Lovsey, JP  NOTE 5
 [07]  Duddeston  Saturday, March 17th 1923  Mrs David Davis (Lady Mayoress)  NOTE 2
 [08]  Aston Cross  Saturday, April 28th 1923  Councillor R R Gelling  
 [09]  Rotton Park  Saturday, June 16th 1923  Neville Chamberlain, MP (Minister of Health)  
 [10]  Stirchley  Monday, October 29th 1923  Alderman W A Cadbury, JP  
 [11]  Hockley  Saturday, January 19th 1924  Alderman T O Williams, JP (Lord Mayor)  NOTE 3
 [12]  Harborne  Saturday, February 2nd 1924  Councillor C T Appleby (Chairman)  
 [13]  Handsworth  Saturday, May 17th 1924  Councillor C T Appleby (Chairman)  
 [14]  Ladywood  Saturday, June 14th 1924  Miss Williams (Lady Mayoress)  
 [15]  Lozells  Saturday, March 7th 1925  Alderman Percival Bower, MBE, JP (Lord Mayor)  
 [16]  Hay Mills  Saturday, March 21st 1925  Mrs Percival Bower (Lady Mayoress)  
 [17]  Saltley  Saturday, May 16th 1925  Alderman Percival Bower, MBE, JP (Lord Mayor)  
 [18]  Acocks Green  Saturday, June 27th 1925  Councillor C T Appleby, JP (Chairman)  
 Edmund Street  Monday, July 6th 1925  Neville Chamberlain, MP (Minister of Health)  NOTE 6
 [19]  Spring Hill  Saturday, July 25th 1925  Alderman Percival Bower, MBE, JP (Lord Mayor)  NOTE 5
 [20]  Erdington  Saturday, March 27th 1926  Alderman Percival Bower, MBE, JP (Lord Mayor)  
 [21]  Ward End  Saturday, April 10th 1926  Alderman Percival Bower, MBE, JP (Lord Mayor)  
 [22]  Northfield  Saturday, May 21st 1926  Mrs C T Appleby (Chairman's wife)  
 [23]  Bordesley Green  Saturday, October 30th 1926  Alderman Percival Bower, MBE, JP (Lord Mayor)  
 [24]  Nechells  Saturday, May 7th 1927  Alderman A H James CBE, JP (Lord Mayor)  NOTE 5
 [25]  Witton  Saturday, September 3rd 1927  Alderman A H James CBE, JP (Lord Mayor)  
 [26]  Moseley  Saturday, September 10th 1927  Alderman Sir Percival Bower, MBE, JP (Lord Mayor)  
 [27]  Birchfield  Saturday, October 8th 1927  Mrs A H James (Lady Mayoress)  
 [28]  Farcroft  Saturday, October 15th 1927  Lady Bower (Chairman's wife)  
 [29]  Hall Green  Saturday, November 12th 1927  Alderman A H James CBE, JP (Lord Mayor)  
 [30]  Sparkhill  Saturday, July 21st 1928  Mrs A H James (Lady Mayoress)  
 [31]  Alum Rock  Saturday, August 11th 1928  Alderman Sir Percival Bower MBE, JP (Chairman)  
 [32]  Selly Park  Saturday, September 15th 1928  Alderman A H James CBE, JP (Lord Mayor)  
 [33]  Sherlock Street  Saturday, January 12th 1929  Alderman W Byng Kenrick (Lord Mayor)  NOTE 5
 [34]  Heybarnes  Saturday, April 27th 1929  Alderman W Byng Kenrick (Lord Mayor)  NOTE 5
 [35]  Little Bromwich  Saturday, June 8th 1929  Mrs W Byng Kenrick (Lady Mayoress)  
 [36]  Springfield  Saturday, June 29th 1929  Alderman Sir Percival Bower (Chairman)  
 [37]  Bearwood  Saturday, September 7th 1929  Alderman W Byng Kenrick (Lord Mayor)  
 [38]  Short Heath  Saturday, January 4th 1930  Alderman M L Lancaster (Lord Mayor)  
 [39]  Horse Fair  Saturday, May 3rd 1930  Alderman M L Lancaster (Lord Mayor)  
 [40]  Billesley  Saturday, July 5th 1930  Mrs M L Lancaster (Lady Mayoress)  
 [41]  Stechford  Saturday, November 8th 1930  Alderman M L Lancaster (Lord Mayor)  
 [42]  Wheeler Street  Saturday, May 9th 1931  Alderman W W Saunders (Lord Mayor)  NOTE 5
 [43]  Cotteridge  Saturday, June 27th 1931  Mrs W W Saunders (Lady Mayoress)  
 [44]  Perry Common  Saturday, July 4th 1931  Alderman W W Saunders (Lord Mayor)  
 [45]  Sandwell  Saturday, July 18th 1931  Alderman Sir Percival Bower (Chairman)  NOTE 7
 [46]  Oldbury  Saturday, April 30th 1932  Councillor H Edwards (Chairman: Oldbury Urban District Council)  
 [47]  Pype Hayes  Saturday, May 28th 1932  Alderman J B Burman (Lord Mayor)  
 [48]  Yardley  Friday, May 12th 1933  Alderman R R Gelling (Chairman)  
 [49]  Brandwood  Saturday, May 20th 1933  Councillor H E Goody (Lord Mayor)  
 Broad Street  Monday, November 27th 1933  HRH The Prince George, KG  NOTE 6
 [50]  Longbridge  Saturday, September 7th 1935  Alderman S J Grey (Lord Mayor)  
 [51]  Brookvale  Saturday, October 5th 1935  Councillor A H Cooper (Chairman)  
 [52]  Sutton Coldfield  Monday, July 13th 1936  Councillor W A Perry (Mayor of Sutton Coldfield)  
 [53]  Quinton  Monday, September 20th 1937  Alderman H Roberts (Lord Mayor)  
 [54]  Kingstanding  Saturday, October 23rd 1937  Alderman H Roberts (Lord Mayor)  
 [55]  Solihull  Wednesday, July 20th 1938  Councillor H W Miller (Chairman of Solihull Council)  
 [56]  Newtown Row  Friday, January 13th 1939  Alderman J Crump (Lord Mayor)  NOTE 5
 [57]  Shirley  Thursday, January 18th 1940  Councillor H W Miller (Chairman of Solihull Council)  
 [58]  Smethwick  Wednesday, October 23rd 1940  Alderman C W Taylor (Mayor of Smethwick)  
 [59]  Halesowen  Tuesday, December 17th 1940  Councillor W Hodgetts (Mayor of Halesowen)  
 [60]  Weoley Castle  Friday, March 7th 1941  Alderman Harrison Barrow (Chairman)  
 [61]  Wells Green  Friday, March 15th 1957  Councillor I L Morgan (Chairman)  NOTE 7
 [62]  Great Barr  Friday, April 25th 1958  Alderman G H W Griffith, JP  
 [63]  Tower Hill  Friday, April 28th 1961  Councillor Seymour J Brown (Chairman)  
 [64]  Shard End  Friday, September 11th 1964  Councillor Mrs E L Hobson, JP (Chairman)  
 [65]  Kitts Green  Friday, July 23rd 1965  Alderman Sir Joseph Balmer, JP  
 [66]  City  Tuesday, March 15th 1966  Sir Miles Thomas, DFC (Chairman: National Savings Committee)  
 [67]  Maypole  Friday, June 17th 1966  Alderman H E Tyler, J P (Lord Mayor)  
 [68]  Aston Newtown  Friday, January 5th 1968  Councillor A D Martineau (Chairman)  
 [69]  Rubery  Friday, June 7th 1968  Councillor A D Martineau (Chairman)  
 [70]  Bartley Green  1969 [details unknown]    
 [71]  Castle Vale  Saturday, June 18th 1970  Alderman Stanley Blewer (Lord Mayor)  
 [72]  West Heath  1970 [details unknown]    
 [73]  Blackheath  July 1971 [details unknown]    
 [74]  Chelmsley Wood  Saturday, January 27th 1972  Councillor D K Rowe-Ham (Chairman)  
 [75]  Boldmere  Monday, June 23rd 1975  Councillor A L S Jackson (Lord Mayor)  
 [76]  Four Oaks  Monday, November 1st 1976  W S Page (Birmingham City Treasurer)  
NOTE 1:
Kings Heath branch had a second official opening on June 2nd 1928 (performed by Alderman A H James, CBE, JP (Lord Mayor))
when a new building replaced the original structure on the same site
 
NOTE 2:
Duddeston was transferred to new premises, which were formally opened by the Bank's Chairman (Mrs E L Hobson), on July 26th 1963
 
NOTE 3:
Hockley was transferred to new premises on February 25th 1965
 
NOTE 4:
Ladywood was transferred to new premises, which were formally opened by the Bank's Chairman (Mrs E L Hobson), on October 8th 1965
 
NOTE 5:
these branches were closed prior to November 20th 1979
 
NOTE 6:
premises that included Head Office branch have not been included in the chronological ranking of permanent offices. Edmund Street was closed on the transfer of business to Broad Street on November 27th 1933.
 
NOTE 7:
Sandwell later renamed Holyhead; Wells Green renamed Sheldon
 
In some instances (eg Shard End, Smethwick, and Rubery branches) an official ceremony was held at the opening of the temporary premises that preceeded the events listed above. Details (where known) are shown on individual branch pages
 
Official openings were commemorated within the branch by a tablet, as per this example from Small Heath
 
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