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Caption for London, Bank Of England 1908: In the late 19th century a commentator pointed out that 'the stranger will be particularly struck with the absence of women from the moving crowd in Cheapside, and indeed generally in the City'. This was to change very soon: young women would soon be taking over the office desks as typing-pools were establised - the first typewriter appeared in the 1880s.

An extract from London Photographic Memories.

Memories of London, Bank of England 1908

The "Bank" has occupied this site since the late seventeenth century. Although you cannot see from either this view or indeed from the street, there is an exquisite garden and lawn in the centre! The Bank underwent an extensive building programme between the time of this photograph and the second world war. There are (...Read full memory)

In the 1901 census my great-grandfather, Matthew Wise, was a night watchman close to the Bank of England at 6 Lothbury. I had found my grandmother as a child of 4 living with her mother Matilda and family in Hackney, but as initially I didn't know his first name I needed to carry out some detective work to find him! My grandmother married Sydney Lake in 1918.

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