Rotton Park and Smethwick Branches
1988, the two branches were closed and amalgamated in a new office at Cape Hill - located between the two old branches in a former
Woolworth store. The amalgamation operation was performed over two weekends, the first upon the closure of Smethwick branch at 4pm on
Friday, as described by Assistant Manager, Keith Burrows:
We were very proud of the fact that, due to planning, preparation and
teamwork, the removal van left the new premises at 5:45pm, having delivered all the files, documents and stationery. We then worked
through the weekend setting up new files and systems ready for the opening at 9:30am on Monday.
Keith admitted that in the days
leading up to the move staff had journeyed between the old branch and the new with less-than-vital documents to ensure there was as
little as possible left for the removal team. A few weeks later the process was repeated at Rotton Park branch.
on an article from the TSB Staff Magazine 'Banknotes' supplied by Ian Galloway)