My parents have been customers of the Bank for a long time, with my father being a customer since it was Yorkshire Penny Bank
, which encouraged me to get in touch with them.
It's a Grade II-listed building which, apart from its connections with Wesley, is thought to be the first penny bank
This historic property is reputed to be the first penny bank
Other shops in Stockton high street and recalled by Audrey included Dickens ironmongery, Fewsters' flower shop, Goddards' clothing and shoe stores, Hintons grocery, Dormand Stewarts' rainwear, Woodwards the jewellers and the Yorkshire Penny Bank
on the corner of Finkle Street.
Anyone remotely interested in the built environment will concur with Stamp over the tragic loss of Alexander 'Greek' Thomson's bizarre Queen's Park Church in Glasgow, or the wonderful ceramic hall of the former Birkbeck Penny Bank
in London (Fig.
His great-great-grandfather was a founder member in 1835 of Coventry TSB - known as the penny bank
- which paid savers two per cent interest.
The building held up to 1,400 people and each Monday was packed with hundreds of women who would leave their children in the creche before paying their dues into a penny bank
, which would be returned to them twice a year in the form of books and drapery.
I would suggest that every town sets up a penny bank
where people could deposit their unwanted coppers which could then be donated to the Make Poverty History cause.
Amongst the initiatives instigated by one local priest were a penny bank
, a brass band, a boat club and a Lad's Club complete with "the usual gymnastic applian ces.
Burnley Corporation Tramways office and The Yorkshire Penny Bank
were both rescued in the 1970s.
Photo: Fantastic figures from folk art display include jaguar maskof lacquered wood with whiskers of porcupine quills, and pug-nosed dog of molded clay that once served as a penny bank
Simply setting a penny bank
on a desk does little to teach the true value of money.