Window to the Past: Clydesdale & North Bank, 1961

Clydesdale & North of Scotland Bank c1961
Clydesdale & North of Scotland Bank c1961

In the early 1950s the writer worked as a junior salesman in a busy Co-op grocery store in Pollok, the takings from which were carried weekly on a Friday to the nearest bank, this one.

Along with three or four other junior staff we took turns individually to take it. Security was non-existent in those days, and it meant carrying around £600, equivalent to about £10k today, wrapped in a paper bag on the bus!

Image courtesy of Pollokshaws Heritage Group, holding weekly meetings on Mondays at 1pm in the parish hall — all welcome along.