Staff Association
CONTACT: Christmas 1970
Eric A Howlett
The Christmas 1970 edition of the staff magazine recorded
the retirement of the Bank's Chief Accountant: Eric Howlett.
Eric was educated at King Edward VI Grammar School in Lichfield, where his father was stationmaster. His experience as a Branch Manager included Kingstanding branch where he was in charge of both the temporary facility and the permanent office that was opened in 1937 - he is shown at the branch in 1938 in Image-110. Eric Howlett is also identifiable in a 1933 photograph of the Bank's staff (Image-020).

 (Eric Howlett died on June 30th 1991)


Eric Howlett retired at the end of November after 41 years service with the Bank.


He joined the Staff of the Accounts Department in 1929, was transferred to Branch work and, after considerable experience as a Branch Manager, returned to Head Office in 1957, where he was appointed Accountant in 1958.


His varied experience within the Bank, and his responsibility for salaries - a subject close to the hearts of us all - made him a target for many queries and requests for advice and assistance. He was always ready to help and willingly gave of his time and knowledge. He was an ideal choice as a Trustee of the Staff Benevolent Fund, and carried out his responsibilities conscientiously. Whatever he did was always in the best interests of the Bank and his colleagues.


He has always been very close to, and very proud of, his family and I am sure that his many friends and former colleagues will join in wishing both him and Mrs Howlett many happy years with them in a long retirement.