Westminster Bank Guild, earlier the London County Westminster and Parr's Bank Guild

Scope and Content

This collection includes: minutes; financial records; lectures for members; district records.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Guild was formed in 1919 as the London County Westminster and Parr's Bank Guild and in April 1923 changed its name to correspond with the change in the bank's name. It had 10,000 members in 1946 and 15,000 in 1967. In 1969 it amalgamated with the District Bank Staff Association, the National Provincial Bank Ladies' Guild and the National Provincial Bank Staff Association to form the National Westminster Staff Association.

Reference: Arthur Marsh and Victoria Ryan, 'Historical directory of trade unions', volume 1, non-manual unions; central council minutes of 25 April 1923 (MSS.56/2005/39 page 247).

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/using/

Other Finding Aids

Related Material

The Centre also holds the records of the following organisations received in accessions with reference code MSS.56: Central Council of Bank Non-Clerical Staff Associations; Bank Officers' Guild; District Bank Staff Committee; National Provincial Bank Ladies Guild; National Provincial Bank Staff Association; Banking, Insurance and Finance Union, earlier the National Union of Bank Employees; National Westminster Staff Association; UNIFI.