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Branch Banks: Gloucester and Hull

 Gloucester: 1826-1849

The first branch bank was opened in Gloucester on 19 July 1826. The branch was also one of the most short-lived as it was never very profitable and the business was transferred to the Bristol branch in 1849.

Hull: 1829-1939

Not everyone welcomed the arrival of the Bank of England in their town. In 1829, the Mayor of Hull along with local businessmen wrote to the Bank arguing against the establishment of a branch in Hull as they felt this would damage the business of local banks. Despite this, a branch opened in Salthouse Lane in 1829. The branch went on to be successful and remained open until 1939.