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 ASTON NEWTOWN
68
149 Newtown Shopping Centre, Birmingham B19 2SA
021-359 1882
WS
This branch was opened by the Bank's Chairman (Denis Martineau) on January 5th 1968, when the business of Wheeler Street was transferred, 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).
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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.
below:
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.
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Guests on the customer side of the counter viewing the opening ceremony, include Norman Ling (Superintendent of Branches), below the clock.
Two sets of scales for weighing coins are on the counter.
 
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Managers:
 
1968 to 1969 - W Porritt
1969 - G J Sherborne
1970 & 1971 - K N Whittaker
1972 - H W Powell
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