Memories of a bank that was one of a kind

High Street, Bishop's Waltham, about 1955
High Street, Bishop's Waltham, about 1955

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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.