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Memorabilia Search for 150 Year Anniversary


The hunt is on in Leeds for historical Yorkshire Bank items and stories to be featured in a new exhibition.

Yorkshire bank will turn 150 on 1 May and to mark the event, is launching an appeal for memorabilia from the last century and a half.

The bank, which operates branches throughout the city, is urging people to dig out their Yorkshire Penny Bank books and dust off old photos. As well as requests for historical artefacts, the bank is also appealing for memories and interesting stories about its proud heritage.

Budding collectors should contact or write to Memories, Round Foundry Media Centre, Foundry Street, Leeds, LS11 5QP before Friday 10 April. The memorabilia will be displayed in a commemorative public exhibition to mark the bank’s 150 year anniversary milestone.

Richard Gregory, Yorkshire Bank chair, said: “We are very proud to mark our 150 anniversary this year and are intrigued to see what we will uncover through this appeal. Whether it’s a bank book from the war or even an original cheque from 1872, we are asking people to have a root through their cupboards to find a little piece of Yorkshire Bank history. By exhibiting their artefacts, we are able to celebrate the role that our customers have played in our past, present and future.”

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