Memories of Midland Bank…..51 years on!

By 20th March 2024 No Comments

Today marks 51 years (!) since I started my career in the Midland Bank.

After a week at the Training Branch at Chancery Lane, I started my working life as a fresh-faced 17 year old at the Bank’s 15 Wellington Street, Woolwich branch. My manager was an austere man called Norman Geary. Mr Geary came to work each day in a pin stripe suit and a bowler hat!

From Woolwich I was then transferred to Grove Park, then on to Newgate Street, before a switch to Bexleyheath. My banking career then changed as I was selected for a new Business Development and Marketing role at Sidcup Area Office before finishing up as the first ever Regional Sales Training Officer at London South HO, based in Upper Thames Street.

Just a couple of months after taking up my new role at Regional Head Office I received a telephone call from Anne Payne, Charlton Athletic’s Club Secretary inviting me to meet the Chairman Roger Alwen and the General Manager Arnie Warren. The rest, as they say, is history!

However, I spent 15 years at the Midland before my career change and I loved every minute of my time in the Bank.