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Trustee Savings Bank   Views: 2036
TSB King Street   Comments: 22
Photo: Keith Beckett   Item #: 30035  
TSB King Street

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  First prize in a competition on display outside the TSB in King Street.  

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Comments by Albert., 4th January 2018  
Is this the T.S.B. that is/was situated in the vicinity of the Shakespeare Hotel.

Comments by DerekB, 4th January 2018  
Yes, it is Albert. Given the quality of BMC or British Leyland cars at the time this was a current model, the second prize was probably two of them.

Comments by David, 4th January 2018  
Wasn't opposite Rodney House?
Triumph Toledo / Dolomite?
Circa 1975?

Comments by RON HUNT, 4th January 2018  
I can remember one day going into this bank in the 1970's As I was stood at the counter I was aware of all the staff scurrying about at the back of me. It transpired I had inadvertently walked into some white paint an there were footprints all over the carpet, luckily for me, they had worn off before they reached where I was stood. I noticed on coming out of the bank that the paint had been spilled in front of the Court Cinema.

Comments by Steven, 4th January 2018  
Next to Brocal House.

Comments by Dave, 4th January 2018  
How are they going to get it through the door?

Comments by John G, 4th January 2018  
Dave: I wouldn't worry about that Dave,the dents and scratches would make it more rugged looking, besides the most expensive part of the car was the petrol tank.

Comments by Garry, 4th January 2018  
The emblem on the rear window says, Baldwin Timberlakes.

Comments by Garry, 4th January 2018  
This car was in production 1972-1980.

Comments by A.W., 5th January 2018  
The building is still there,it's a bar nowadays.

Comments by AH, 5th January 2018  

Comments by Ab, 5th January 2018  
They may not have been the best car of the day, but they were far better than the soulless rubbish we have today. Doubt they we would be able to have that car ramped up like that today with those people stood at the side, ther'd be a barrier around the place, about a dozen hi viz jacketed storm troopers everywhere pushing people around like cattle in a pen, and no doubt security everywhere.

Comments by Caroline B, 5th January 2018  
I worked here for 6 years before my son was born but I don't remember this.

Comments by Cyril, 6th January 2018  
Wonder if those lads with the rolled up towels had been on their way to the baths and thought this was going to be a lot more fun to stay and watch, bet there was even more fun and games getting the car out.

Comments by Alan, 6th January 2018  
Caroline B. It might have been before you were there 6 years or even after that time. It's easy to work that out.

Comments by GeorgeW, 7th January 2018  
In the New Year of 1977, I opened a cheque account with the TSB, for my salary to be paid into when I started a new job.
I'm certain the bank was still in its old premises then, in what was later the Rates Office, next door to this building.
Might help narrow the date of the photo down.

Comments by Frank Orrell, 7th January 2018  frankorrell@sky.com 
I took this picture for the Post and Chronicle on Tuesday July 22nd 1980.The Triumph Dolomite car from Baldwin Timberlake was driven into the TSB in King Street for a publicity stunt.

Comments by Poet, 7th January 2018  
I have often wondered what Boris Johnson did before he entered politics.

Comments by Alex, 7th January 2018  
That photo was never that clear in the Post, Wigan Observer yes.

Comments by Caroline, 7th January 2018  
Worked here from 1968 until late 1974.The TBS moved from its'old premises ( now Platt and Fishwick Solicitors)in early 1974 to new premises next door (now Revolution Bar.) The bank was considered state of the art when it opened in the new premises.

Comments by Alan, 7th January 2018  
State-of-the-art for PPI, like all other banks.

Comments by Stephen Murphy, 8th January 2018  hauemp.5@googlemail.com 
I remember a few cars in the TSB during the 1980s. 1 I Remember was a TR7. The Last One I think was a Citroën AX in about 1990. They refurbished the interior of the bank circa 1991

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