Object of the month – April 2023

A Sepia photo of the National Westminster Bank, Thame, in 1910.

Then it was known as the London County and Westminster Bank after the merger of the Westminster Bank with London and Westminster Bank in 1909.

In 1968 the bank became the National Westminster and then in 1970, three banks merged to create NatWest.

In 2023, NatWest announced the closure of 23 branches across the country and the Thame branch on Cornmarket shut for good on March 1st.






NatWest building as it is today


The sepia print was donated to the museum on the closure of the Thame Branch in March 2023.  It is displayed on the wall of the museum’s main gallery.