Head Office
Broad Street
Broad Street Head Office - Microfilm Unit
This room was located on the Second Floor, and was one of the offices on the (north) front of the building. In the original plans, the room was designated for the use of the Bank's auditors. In later years it was used as a classroom, a general office, and a meeting room. In this photograph (by Albert Williams, seated on the right) it houses the Microfilm Unit, who were responsible for filming old bank records and resolving queries raised on them. Although the room has been through many uses, it still retains some of its original features including the skylight (the room's only natural light) which was operated by the rod-like device on the right wall. In front of this device, a framed photograph of a branch is displayed - a common form of decoration throughout the building for much of its life.