Finance

Banking in the 1970s (1972-1985)

Jan describes her career with the Municipal Bank in Birmingham and the changes she saw over 35 years. The local branch in 1970s I joined the Municipal Bank in Birmingham as a cashier in 1972. The bank was part of the council and our branch was in a tall building opposite the Hall of Memory. […]

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Forty-five years in the finance and investment worlds (1963-2010)

David describes his 45 years in the insurance and stock broking worlds. After some time in swinging London he travelled round England as an Inspector and Manager of Norwich Union branches and then came back to his roots in Norwich to work for London Life insurance and later at Norwich investment firm, Barratt and Cooke. […]

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Life within the Westminster Bank, Norwich

Patricia describes her work at the Westminster Bank in Norwich during the 1950s and 1960s and her subsequent life as a housewife and mother in Thorpe St Andrew.  Life at the Bank I was born in Norwich in 1934 and, apart from six months during the war, have lived here all my life.  I managed […]

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Tales of a travelling auditor (1965-2013)

Starting out as a junior bank clerk at Westminster Bank in Cheshunt, Peter describes his varied career as a bank auditor in Europe, Africa and the Middle East before returning to the UK and taking up a position with the Audit Commission inspecting the work of local authorities and the NHS. Then after a few […]

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The Norwich Union in the 1970s (1972-1982)

After leaving school, Gillian worked at Norwich Union for 10 years and saw the introduction of equal pay for women as well as changes in working practices from pen and paper and ready reckoners to calculators and computers.  Starting work at 16 with Norwich Union I started work at Norwich Union in the Norwich branch […]

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