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Involved in the first years of the management of the
Birmingham Corporation Savings Bank
and the Birmingham Municipal Bank,
these eight gentlemen were illustrated in J P Hilton's book
Britain's First Municipal Savings Bank
 
(left)
 
Neville Chamberlain
Lord Mayor 1915 - 1916
First Chairman of the
Birmingham Corporation Savings Bank
(A copy of this photograph hung in both the Edmund Street and Broad Street
Head Offices)
 
 
 
 
(right)
 
Sir David Brooks
Lord Mayor 1916 - 1917 - 1918
Second Chairman of the
Birmingham Corporation Savings Bank
(left)
 
C T Appleby
Member of Committee -
Birmingham Corporation Savings Bank
First Chairman -
Birmingham Municipal Bank
(Obituary)
 
 
(right)
 
Eldred Hallas
Member of Committee -
Birmingham Corporation Savings Bank
Member of Committee -
Birmingham Municipal Bank
(left)
 
R R Gelling
Member of Committee -
Birmingham Corporation Savings Bank
Member of Committee -
Birmingham Municipal Bank
 
 
(right)
 
W E Lovsey
Member of Committee -
Birmingham Corporation Savings Bank
Member of Committee -
Birmingham Municipal Bank
(left)
 
J P Hilton
Manager -
Birmingham Corporation Savings Bank
First General Manager -
Birmingham Municipal Bank
(Obituary)
 
 
(right)
 
Sir Percival Bower
Lord Mayor 1925 - 1926
Chairman -
Birmingham Municipal Bank 1926 - 1932
 
Birmingham Corporation
Savings Bank