Next Memory

Two Amusing Incidents


Golden Jubilee Reminiscences by Frank Ellison


One was in connection with the temporary hut which had been erected for use as a branch at either Pheasey or Kingstanding. The branch was broken into, but nothing taken. Some boys volunteered information to the police and they were duly taken to the police station and regaled with tea and buns. It afterwards turned out that they were the culprits.


The other incident is against myself. On the opening of the new premises at Broad Street by the Duke of Kent, I duly arrived in a taxi with others, and got out of the car, when a bottle of whisky which I had in my pocket fell out and broke, much to the amusement of the Duke who was standing at the main entrance to receive us.


(NOTE: these recollections have been extracted from 1969 correspondence by Frank Ellison with the then Bank's General Manager (Mr S A Guy) in relation to a possible publication to celebrate the Bank's Golden Jubilee. Frank Ellison retired as the Bank's Deputy General Manager in 1946