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Friday Photo – Barclays Bank

Posted April 26th, 2019 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

So, you’ve guessed it! I am back in the Jewellery Quarter. Yes, I know I need to mix things up a bit, but two weeks ago, I had the chance to go on top of the Big Peg roof and photograph our wonderful city from above! It was absolutely fantastic and one of the best views of Birmingham I have ever experienced!

This week’s Friday Photo is of the Grade II listed Barclays’ Bank on Frederick Street, a company which has a long-standing history in the area. This branch was opened in December 1905 as the Birmingham District & Counties Bank. The bank gradually expanded its business over a number of years through a series of acquisitions and went through a few name changes, until it was acquired by Barclay & Company Ltd in 1916 – the name by which it is know today.

I have to say that I’ve never really looked at this building properly before – I guess having the opportunity to view the city from above changes your perspective, literally, and makes you appreciate things a little more!

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