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.