149 Newtown Shopping Centre, Birmingham B19 2SA
This branch was opened by the Bank's Chairman (Denis Martineau) on January 5th 1968
, when the business of Wheeler Street
the latter branch being closed in anticipation of the premises being demolished under a Redevelopment Scheme for
the area. The new branch retained Wheeler Street's sort code (77-85-68).
interior and exterior views of Aston Newtown, 1968
The opening ceremony for the new branch was performed by the Bank's Chairman (Councillor Denis Martineau), shown here opening the
branch's door and then unveiling the branch's Commemoration Tablet. In the foreground of the interior photograph, ledger
cards detailing the transactions of the branch's depositors, are stacked in containers.
the opening ceremony continues. Here, Denis Martineau is shown on the left of the photograph, and next to him is the Bank's
General Manager (Stanley Guy). On the far right is a member of staff, Iris Pudge.
Guests on the customer side of the counter viewing the opening ceremony, include Norman Ling (Superintendent of Branches), below
Two sets of scales for weighing coins are on the counter.
= location of Newtown Shopping Centre
1968 to 1969 - W Porritt
1969 - G J Sherborne
1970 & 1971 - K N Whittaker
1972 - H W Powell
1974 - R M Atkins