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Branch Banks: Plymouth

​Plymouth: 1834-1949

Some branches were created as a result of the economic requirements of local regions. After the Royal Navy requested for further branches to be built, the Bank established branches in Plymouth and Portsmouth in 1834. These branches were easily located to supply the Navy with bank notes and provided a centre for the Navy’s banking needs.​

The Plymouth branch can be seen here. The two images show the damage caused to the branch during the Second World War. The first image shows the branch in 1935, decorated for the Silver Jubilee of King George V. The second image is taken from roughly the same place in 1949. The cost of rebuilding the structural damage suffered at Plymouth was a factor in the closure of the branch in in that year.