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Painting for Lord Mayor
Presentation of a painting by a member of staff - George Davis

It was the custom for Birmingham's Lord Mayor to make an official to visit each of the Corporation's departments during his mayoral year. As a department of Birmingham Corporation, the Bank was included in this tradition.

The Lord Mayor in 1964/65 was Alderman Frank Price. During the visit he made to the Bank's Head Office in December 1964, the Lord Mayor was presented with a painting by one of the Bank's uniformed attendants: George Davis. The Lord Mayor was shown a collection of paintings by the artist, and chose an oil painting of a vase of flowers. The Bank purchased the Lord Mayor's choice from the artist, and then presented it to Alderman Price as a gift. 

George Davis, who had never taken any painting lessons, painted as spare-time hobby. Prior to working for the Bank, George Davis was employed in the city's Museum and Art Gallery.

The Bank's Chairman (Mrs E L Hobson) and General Manager (Stanley Guy) are shown with George Davis, making the presentation.