What was your very first bank account?

Martins Bank, opened for me by my parents. It came with a large plastic money box in the shape of a grasshopper. It is in the loft somewhere.


Birmingham Municipal Bank, Yardley branch. When I was about 11 (late 1960s)! Passbook with handwritten entries. Later became assimilated into TSB. I was gone to Midland Bank by then (my first employer in 1975).


University of Birmingham now use the old BMB head office in the city centre as an extension of their campus. And Prof Carl Chinn, a longstanding professor of local history at Uni of Brum, was a classmate of mine at grammar school.


A positive development for that building, that seemed a bit lost of purpose in my Edgbaston days

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Except when it was used as the police HQ in series 1 of “Line of Duty”… :joy:

Now we’re cooking with gas.

Is that a TV programme? :wink:

One of Supt. Hasting’s (Line of Duty) great phrases.

Is that The Exchange? Opposite where the ice rink is at the moment? Its a cool looking building, we were meant to have an away day there, but I decided a day of listening to dreadful management speak wouldn’t be off set by going to look at the cool building. So I pretended to be too busy with important research and cell culture that just meant I couldn’t attend… :rofl:

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Yes it is