Alf Morgan, one of our senior managers, retired at the end of December having completed 44½ years' service with the Bank.
I met up with Alf for our last 3 years of schooling at what was then known as the Aston Commercial School where he was a brilliant scholar and an all-round sportsman - cricket, perhaps, being his favourite game. In this respect he became a very useful member of the Bank cricket team.
Like many of his contempories he was "involved" in World War Two and served with distinction in the Army.
A quiet, unassuming but strong-willed individual, Alf was always admired and respected by his many colleagues with whom he came into contact as he moved from Branch to Branch - mostly on the eastern side of the City.
A proud grandfather now, we wish him, with his charming wife Eileen, a long and happy retirement.
L. F. D.
(NOTE: Alf Morgan retired as the manager of Hall Green branch. Previous managerships included Sparkhill; Yardley; and Saltley.)