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This display delves into the Bank of England Archive collection to give an insight into the variety of the material we hold. It celebrates the publication of David Kynaston’s latest book, Till Time's Last Sand - A History of the Bank of England, which was based on extensive research in the Archive.
The display will showcase the variety of documents in the Bank of England Archive collection, including correspondence, architectural plans, Court of Directors’ minutes and forgery papers. Each set of documents will give insight into a different personality or event from the Bank’s history.
This starts with the first governor, Sir John Houblon – whose house formed part of the original plot of land the Bank occupied on Threadneedle Street. It carries on through to the forgery prosecutions that took place during the Restriction Period in the late eighteenth to early nineteenth century, and includes the first television interview given by a Bank of England governor in 1958.