A Day in the Life of Yorkshire Bank

The newly-built branch of the Yorkshire Bank officially opened at 73 North Street on Monday 22nd July 1968. It was built on the site previously occupied by the Vickers Store, opposite the original branch on the corner of Bow Street. Vickers was demolished in 1967 and it took around a year for the new building to take shape.

It remained as the town’s Yorkshire Bank branch until the bank was taken over and the building was rebranded as Virgin Media in 2021. The branch was closed down in January 2022 and remains vacant at the moment.

Images left to right: The new building photographed in July 1968, with the original branch in the foreground; Yorkshire Bank at night, photographed by Roy Willoughby circa 1987; (inset) Photographed by Christopher M. Kelly circa 2000; Virgin Money branch in April 2021, photographed by Tim Neal; Vacant offices in July 2022, photographed by Tim Neal.

Author: Admin Tim

Tim is a committee member of the Keighley and District Local History Society, with responsibilities for archiving the physical and digital collections, and managing some of the social media channels. He moved to Keighley about ten years ago and joined the Society to learn more about the area.

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