Bank Holiday Extended

Branch notice, British Linen Bank, 3rd August 1914.

Branch notice, British Linen Bank, 3rd August 1914.

The outbreak of war on 4th August coincided with a bank holiday. In view of the volatile conditions, and fearing a run on the banks, the government declared they should remain closed for a further three days.

This notice was sent to branch agents (managers) of the British Linen Bank, a Scottish bank based in Edinburgh. They were requested to display it in a 'prominent position'. Similar notices were posted at other banks.

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