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Days Gone By - Remembering the days of the Westminster Bank in Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 14:00 13 December 2016 | UPDATED: 14:32 13 December 2016

The Westminster Bank, Ipswich, in April 1964, when there were no security screens and computer systems were decades away

The Westminster Bank, Ipswich, in April 1964, when there were no security screens and computer systems were decades away

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Most transactions at the banks in Ipswich are now automated, writes David Kindred.

The building at the corner of King Street and Princes Street that was the home of the Westminster Bank - taken around 1930The building at the corner of King Street and Princes Street that was the home of the Westminster Bank - taken around 1930

Cash withdrawals and paying in cheques are now done with a bank card and keying in a few numbers to the computer system. Many customers rarely visit their bank, making all their transactions online.

In this week’s Days Gone By I feature photographs I took at the Westminster Bank at the corner of Princes Street and King Street, Ipswich, in April 1964. The building has also been a Parr’s bank and more recently the Chelsea Building Society. The Ipswich building Society are moving there next year.

Keeping account in 1964. Can you add a name to this picture?Keeping account in 1964. Can you add a name to this picture?

Most transactions then were face-to-face with a great deal of paperwork going on behind the scenes.

Rubber stamps and a spike were all part of the banking system at the Westminster Bank. Do you know who this is?Rubber stamps and a spike were all part of the banking system at the Westminster Bank. Do you know who this is?

Who was this with a desk covered in paperwork at the Westminster Bank in 1964?Who was this with a desk covered in paperwork at the Westminster Bank in 1964?

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