Westminster Bank Ltd

Photograph of Western Road, 1930s.

Westminster Bank Ltd was founded in 1836 as Surrey, Kent & Sussex Banking Co. It opened branches in Brighton, Canterbury, Croydon, Lewes, Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Woolwich.

The bank expanded over the 19th and 20th centuries, acquiring several otherr banks. In 1970 it merged with the National Provincial Bank to become the National Westminster Bank. One of the biggest banks in the world at the time, it is still a familiar high street presence today.

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