Yorkshire Penny Bank Book 1947

t9182Yorkshire Penny Bank book for Mill Lane Boys. Printed on the back of the book – ANY sum from One Penny to One Pound may be deposited. WHEN an account reaches £1, the amount will be transferred to a Daily or Evening Brach of the Bak, and interest will be allowed.

t9183On leaving school the Depositor may transfer the balance of this account to a Daily or Evening branch of the bank where subsequent deposits and repayments may be made.

Photograph courtesy of Dr Bill Davies, Canada.

19 thoughts on “Yorkshire Penny Bank Book 1947

  1. There are indeed two Bill Davies here. I never attended R.H School. Live now in Ontario and Sicily. Incidently, I still have the little bank book!!

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  2. I remember a Bill Davies who was at Richard Hind School who had lied in either the States or Canada who came home and stayed till after the war.

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  3. There are, as far as I know, two Bill Davies who write in to this page. Dr Bill Davies and myself. I came from Norton and now live Brantford Ontario. Dr Davies my relations also lived in Hartington Rd.

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  4. How could one not forget Monday mornings? I too was at Mill Lane School, along with Ann Storey, and we have talked through Friends Reunited, in the past. I no longer have my bank book, as I cashed in my pennies when I was leaving England to be married in 1966. I wonder what part of Canada Dr Bill Davies lives in? I too live in Canada, and found it interesting that this little treasure had its final resting place here. Really enjoyed the comments of the other contributors, it brings back so many memories of our old school days.

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  5. I have been reading the posts and today I came across something at an auction, it is the silver drum savings box that people are talking about, has anyone looked into these are the keys still around? If anyone has any info on these I would be greatful. It is dated june 11th 1921

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  6. I inherited a piggy bank from my “ex”s” father (from Huddersfield) and it contains a half crown, a sixpence and a half-penny coin. I wonder if the bank still has the key? I have no intention of making the journey to the bank unless the coins or piggy bank are worth the trip.

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  7. Please can you help me? I have a yorkshire penny bank book. it was given to my father to celebrate the silver jubilee. 1910 to 1935. All i can find out is that the book is a collectable but cant find its value. Can anyone help?

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  8. I attemded Mill Lane from 1945 to 1955 and yes I do remember Miss West and Mrs Mallon. Your mention Barbara Osborne she lived on the corner of Ewbank Street and Dean Street, which was the street that I lived in. You didn”t give your name! nice of you re reply.

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  9. to ann dove i went to mill lane school in the 1950s. which class were you in? do you remember miss west mrs mallon two of the teachers. my best friend was ann appleyard another was barbara osbourn. do you remember them?

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  10. Lynda Thompson – It might be possible for the bank to find your money if the £2 was transferred to them from your school. I can recall transferring unclaimed deposits into what we called dormant accounts when I was a young clerk in the Yorkshire Penny Bank in Stockton in 1957.

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  11. I also have a Yorkshire Penny Bank Book which I remember taking to school on a Monday morning. It is dated 1957 and still has £2.00 in it. I wonder if I can still cash this in and how much interest it will have earned in 50 years. Does anyone know if this is still valid?

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  12. To both Bobs yes me as well but in may case still have the Piggy Bank with my money in. Although i use to raid it when mother went outshopping.The bone handle kitchen knife that was sharpened on the door step was a good way of getting the tanners out.

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  13. To both Bobs – yes me too & Bob Irwin you are right I remember it took at least 6 weeks to take delivery. I can still remember the “old” Yorkshire Penny Bank Sign with it”s white rose logo. My parents got their first, and only, mortgage through them. The princely sum of 450 pounds, a fortune in those days. Just on the subject of school savings the original method at Tilery was the Post Office savings stamps.

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  14. Yes I remember them Bob. They were hard to come by. I believe you had to put your name down and reserve one, or maybe have to be a good saver to prove having one. Tried many a time to take money out of it by myself. Wasn”t a very good burglar.

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  15. Re Yorkshire Penny Bank – Do you remember the drum-shaped silver coloured collecting banks, with slots for coins and hole for folded notes (I never saw any). The slots ranging from 1/2 penny/ 1 penny/ 3d “Threepenny Diddlers”/6d “Tanners”/ 1 shilling “A Bob”/ 2 shilling “2 Bob-Piece ” 2/6p “Half a Crown , with a gauge etched along side the slots to let you see how much you”d saved. Taken to the bank a key hole in the base was opened and the outer cover removed and cash counted ??

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  16. Hello Eric Colins. This is my book and you can see that I was not a great saver. Perhaps because we were very poor with not much spending money. As a kid I chopped kindling firewood for Mr. Albert E Hill , 7 Hartington Rd. I used to get a shilling. That at least got me into the Plaza cinema!!! As a point of interest, I never really got into good financing until I married my Sicilian wife. She comes from the area where the original mafia started. Maybe that had something to do with her looking after money??????? Sopranos??? NO!!!!!! Regards. Bill.

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  17. When I was at primary school (early 1960s) my mum used to give me sixpence (in old money: 240 pence to the £1-00) to take to school every Monday morning to put in the Yorkshire Penny Bank. The money was saved up towards holidays. Did this encourage the habit of thrift which has remained with me and others of my generation. Perhaps a similar scheme should be started now, it might make todays youth appreciate the value of money.

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  18. I remember putting money into the Yorkshire Penny Bank when I was at Mill Lane Girls (1945-1955). We used to take our money in on Monday mornings and when you reached a £1 in there it was transferred to another book.

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  19. Yorkshire Bank Book for Mill Lane Boys – Balance ends 16th June 1947. Notice the teachers names – Miss Lydia Atkinson, Mr Florence, Mr Harry Rigg.

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