Birmingham Corporation Savings Bank:
Report by J P Hilton - January 25th 1918
In this report Mr Hilton offers some explanations for the level of withdrawals experienced by the Bank. In addition to the expected withdrawals over the Christmas period, a major factor was a fund raising campaign known as the Tank Bank Week. This campaign used examples of the newly invented tank to promote the sale of War Bonds and War Saving Certificates issued by the Government. The tanks visited towns and cities across the country creating an inter-City competitiveness - Birmingham was second only to Glasgow in the amount raised with the sum of 6.7-million being collected.
Next Report: December 2nd 1918
Birmingham Corporation
Savings Bank
Reports by
J P Hilton