The following images were taken at an event held at the Broad Street Head Office to mark the retirement of the Bank's first General Manager: J P Hilton. Mr Hilton formally retired on March 24th 1946, and the event illustrated was held on April 30th 1946. In the first photograph, Mr Hilton is on the Lord Mayor's right-hand side.
Details of the evening's events, and a presentation made by the staff, are shown at Retirement of J P Hilton (Menu Card, etc)
Nearest the camera are two members of staff who provided entertainment at the evening's event:
Mr C E Harper (at the piano) and Miss
M E Smith (contralto)