Memories of a bank that was one of a kind

High Street, Bishop's Waltham, about 1955

High Street, Bishop's Waltham, about 1955

A redundant Blackpool tram in Havant goods yard between 1964 and 1966.  Picture: Barry Cox Collection

A streetcar named Hayling Billy would have run on saved line

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Bishop’s Waltham is still remembered for having the only privately-owned bank in the country, before it was sold to Barclays in the early 1950s.

The Bishop’s Waltham and Hampshire Bank was founded in 1809 and was later known as Gunner’s Bank.

This picture of the High Street was taken about 1955.

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