Hipperholme is opened in
1898 by the Halifax Commercial, a bank that merges with the Bank of Liverpool and Martins Limited in 1920.
Whilst Martins Bank Magazine does not visit the
branch, we have two short articles below, concerning the examination success
of Graham White, and the retirement of Mr Broadley, who has, unfortunately,
been compelled to relinquish his role as Clerk in Charge at Hipperholme due
to long term health problems.
As well as this lovely exterior shot, we also have
further images from the Barclays Collection that show the interior of the
branch, after its 1960s modernisation.
In Service: 1898 until August
Image © Barclays Ref: 0030-1320
Sadly, this means that dear old Hipperholme has had
to move with the times and install bandit screens…
Once again, we have
a very satisfactory list of successful candidates in this year’s Institute of
Bankers’ Examinations to record, and we are well represented in the prize
list, also. In the Banking Diploma
Examination Part II, Graham White of Hipperholme Branch won the Whitbread
Diploma Prize for Finance of Foreign Trade and Foreign Exchange, and was also
awarded the first of the two Lombard Association Prizes for the same subject.
mr broadley, Clerk-in-Charge of
Hipperholme branch, retired at the end of June for health reasons after 42
years' service. He had been away from the
office on sick leave for some months and did not want any formalities on his
retirement, but many friends subscribed towards a motor mower and sent their
good wishes for a return to good health and many years of happy retirement.
Apart from five years with H.M. Forces and four
years at Wyke branch, followed by 14 years as Clerk-in-Charge at Hipperholme,
Mr Broadley's banking life had been spent at Halifax branch.