Two dinners were held in the Broad Street Head Office as part of the Bank's Golden Jubilee celebrations in 1969.
The first dinner was a formal occasion that was held on Wednesday, the 3rd September, at which some 180 persons were the guests of the Committee of Management.
The guest of honour and principal speaker was the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt. Hon. Roy H. Jenkins, M.P. In the chair was Councillor A. D. Martineau, Chairman of the Bank Committee. The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress were also present, the Lord Mayor proposing the toast of H.M. Ministers.
These photographs were taken in the north corridor on Broad Street's first floor (top to bottom):
- a bouquet is presented to the Chairman's
wife - Mrs Martineau;
- the Bank's General Manager, Stanley Guy
(right) meets the Chancellor of the
Exchequer (and Birmingham MP)
- Dennis Howell (another Birmingham MP)
shakes hands with Mrs Jenkins;
- the line of guests make their way towards
the Chairman and Roy Jenkins.
Photographs taken at the dinner that followed are reproduced at: