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Hi VicRichardson and welcome to SH.

On the former bank on Heeley Bottom/London Road, the words "Yorkshire Penny Bank"

are still visible just below the arched windows.

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Its just called "Yorkshire Bank" now, but when I was a kid it was called "The Yorkshire Penny Bank"

Can anybody remember when that extra floor was built on the top?

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Its just called "Yorkshire Bank" now, but when I was a kid it was called "The Yorkshire Penny Bank"

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http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s01550&pos=36&action=zoom&id=5360

http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s01582&pos=37&action=zoom&id=5390

21st May 1897

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I like it, building under construction (1887) ...

http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;y01481&pos=48&action=zoom&id=48528

http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;y01473&pos=47&action=zoom&id=48522

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Hi VicRichardson and welcome to SH.

On the former bank on Heeley Bottom/London Road, the words "Yorkshire Penny Bank"

are still visible just below the arched windows.

Looks like a nice old building
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Does anyone else remember the little, metal savings "books" that the Yorkshire Penny Bank used to give to kids?

I had one, blue cover and hinged like a book.

There was a slot in the top, into which you could push your coins, but which had inward facing teeth that stopped you getting the coins back out.

Every so often, you would take it along to the YPB, who possessed the key that opened the "book" so that you could pay the savings contained therein into your bank account.

Brilliant concept, because once you had committed the coins, you could never be tempted to take them back out.

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If I'm not mistaken I think the YEB used to issue thse as well for you to save for

your incoming bill.

I remember my mother having a red one, am I right ? does anyone one else

remember these metal red moneyboxes made to look like a book?

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If I'm not mistaken I think the YEB used to issue thse as well for you to save for

your incoming bill.

I remember my mother having a red one, am I right ? does anyone one else

remember these metal red moneyboxes made to look like a book?

That definitely rings a bell, perhaps I'm confusing the two, but red is what I remember now you mention it.

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That definitely rings a bell, perhaps I'm confusing the two, but red is what I remember now you mention it.

We never had any red YEB books in our house, but we did have Yorkshire Bank [blue] and Trustee Savings Bank [creamish] books. Both the YSB and the TSB had branches in the centre of Woodhouse when "I was a lad", which sat together, side by side.

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Googling "Yorkshire Penny Bank Money Boxes" brings up images of the round steel money boxes which had slots for (pre-decimal) coins. The key to open these boxes was kept at the issuing branch.

The name changed to Yorkshire Bank in 1959, though I expect there was still signage showing the old name well after this.

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On 29/10/2012 at 10:05, Bayleaf said:

 

Can anybody remember when that extra floor was built on the top?

No idea, but my company rented the 4th floor in 2003, the top floor was unoccupied, the question that I would like answering is, when did the building cease being the Albany Hotel?

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