Staff Association

CONTACT: Summer 1967
James A ('Jim') Duff




Some forty years ago a young man came from Edinburgh to join the select few who then formed the Staff of the B.M.B. He brought with him valuable knowledge of T.S.B. work, a quick mind and a fearless approach to the problems presented. This was Jim Duff, and he carried these attributes with him to the day of his retirement. His customer-relationship has been a splendid example to all who have worked with him, and he has made many friends amongst the thousands of depositors he has served so well. The Staff are indebted to him for his invaluable work on the Staff Association of which he was ultimately Chairman.


However, my thoughts mainly lie with the great pleasure I have shared with him in our devotion to his national game of golf. In this he was, and indeed still is, a partner to repect and an opponent to fear. He meets all the breaks with the greatest of equanimity, and to his friends "Duff luck" takes on a new connotation. He is a main prop of the Bank's Golf Society. We must take this opportunity to thank Mrs. Duff for her tolerance in the matter of the Society's activities and to express the hope that for many years she will enjoy with her husband a very happy retirement.


            I conclude with the songwriter's

                       "Thanks for the memories", Jim


                                               Harold Turner.
(NOTE: Prior to his retirement as manager of Harborne branch (1959 onwards), Jim Duff managed a number of other branches including Nechells: Stirchley; Acocks Green; and Cotterridge.)