Thrift Radiates Happiness
Images relating to an exhibition held
in the former Broad Street Head Office in March 2013
From March 14th to 17th 2013, a contemporary art exhibition was held in the Bank's former Head Office in Broad Street. The various
art projects that formed the separate parts of the exhibition focussed on finance and investment. The title of the exhibition was
taken from one of the inscriptions carved in the ceiling of the Banking Hall.
The Banking Hall was used to stage a major part of the exhibition: a series of stories and recollections relating to the Bank. This
work was created by Elly Clarke, who made recordings whilst interviewing seventeen former Bank employees. The majority of the recordings
took place in Broad Street and at the Bank's Retirement Club. Elly entitled her work HALF CROWNS IN THEIR PETTICOATS.
of the seventeen contributors are shown below, together with photographs showing the recordings being made and listened to by
visitors to the exhibition.
The complete recordings can be heard at:
Elly Clarke &