Portrait of J P Hilton
At a dinner held in the Assembly Hall at the Bank's Broad Street Head Office on February 28th 1935, J
P Hilton was the guest of honour. The chair was occupied by H G Wright, and during an interval, the Lord Mayor unveiled a commemoration
portrait of the Bank's first General Manager. The portrait, by John Bernard Munns, RBSA (1869-1942), was subscribed for by members
of the Bank's Staff. The portrait was later hung in the Assembly Hall, the first of a series of portraits of the Bank's General Managers.
Mr Hilton was presented with a replica of the portrait, a photograph of which is reproduced below. Also shown below is a photograph
the dignitaries at the presentation ceremony, and an image of the portrait on the artist's easel.
The diners and the menu for the
occasion are shown at Image 053
(Photographs preserved by Phil Herriott and Gill Price)