Finance

Banking in the 1970s

So, you have worked in banking in Birmingham for about 35 years. What was it like to work in a bank in the early '70s? When I first joined the bank in 1972, it was like the library. You weren't allowed to talk. And there was no laughing. When you were learning, if you made […]

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Life within the Westminster Bank, Norwich

The contributor worked in branches of the Westminster Bank in Norwich and explains her work in bookkeeping and accounting. She also tells what life was like as a housewife and bringing up children in Thorpe St Andrew, and compares life at home then, now and when she herself was a child.   Working for a Norwich […]

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Tales of a travelling auditor (1965-2013)

I was born in Hackney which is part of East London and probably at the age of four, moved to Leyton and to school there. And then to a Secondary School – I failed my Eleven Plus – and for various reasons decided not to re-sit it at the age of thirteen – I was […]

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The Norwich Union in the 1970s

This story is about working conditions In the 1970s, when it was normal to apply for a job and start right away! Gilly spent 10 years at the Norwich Union and saw the change from working with pen and paper, through calculators and to computers. Salaries rose from £520 a year to £5,000 in 9 or […]

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