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979 Tyburn Road, Birmingham B24 0TJ
021-373 0990
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1932
Pype Hayes branch commenced business on March 12th 1927, when an Evening Branch (Mondays and Saturdays 18:00 to 20:00) was opened on land belonging to the Bank at 979 Tyburn Road. As was the practice at that time, a wooden building was used until the volume of business justified a permanent construction. The wooden building was located on a freehold 550-square yard plot of land at the corner of Tyburn Road and Kingsbury Road purchased for 300 in November 1926 - a condition of purchase being that the Bank would erect a permanent branch within four years. The establishment of a branch in this area of the city was in anticipation of the building of the Pype Hayes and Birches Green Estates (four miles northeast of Birmingham's city centre), where about 1,300 houses were built between 1925 and 1929, although the branch's later growth was strengthened by factories constructed nearby. Construction of a permanent branch did not commence until 1931 due to uncertainty as to the site being in the prime position. During the construction of a design by Stewart Evans, the branch was worked from a shop at 991 Tyburn Road (rented for 65 plus rates per annum), the wooden hut being utilised for the new Kingstanding branch. Messrs Jones & Spencer constructed the permanent branch at a cost of 2,950.

(Note: the 1927 Annual Report lists the branch's address as 974 Tyburn Road, but this would appear to be a printing error).

From July 31st 1931, the Saturday evening opening was switched to Fridays.

The full-time daily branch was opened on May 28th  1932 by the Lord Mayor (Alderman J B Burman).
 
On August 26th and September 3rd 1940, the branch sustained slightWar Damage during air raids.
 
During the 1970s, Pype Hayes branch administered a sub-branch at the nearby Fort Dunlop factory.
Three views of the new premises in 1932
May 28th 1932:
The Lord Mayor and other dignitaries gather near to the new branch, where a crowd is gathering to witness the opening ceremony
below:
The Bank's Chairman (Councillor R R Gelling)
addresses the assembled crowd
below:
Councillor Brosch speaking inside the branch
below:
Branch interior in 1932
2008:
the distinctive entrance has been retained by Lloyds TSB. Kingsbury Road is to the right of the
photograph, and Tyburn Road is behind the branch on the left.
 
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Managers:
1934 - J Manners
1937 - W K Robottom
 
1958 - C E Harper
1959 & 1961 - H E M Forman
1963 to 1965 - G L Boden
1966 - J W Smith
1967 - J G Eyre
1969 -
1970 & 1971 - R N Wilcox
1972 to 1974 - R J Fryman
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