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E2 Inspire - With Betty - Starting my financial services career in the 1950’s
12 Aug 2020
12:00pm - 13:00pm

E2 Inspire - With Betty - Starting my financial services career in the 1950’s

From your PC, laptop or phone every Wednesday at 12:00

Come and join other members of the E2W community for a virtual chat, meet old and new friends and maintain a strong network. We are welcoming members and non-members to join.

For this months E2 Inspire we welcome our special guest Betty.    Betty started her career in the 1950's at The Midland Bank.     Read Betty's story.

It was the early 1950’s in Brighton, East Sussex. Lots had happened in the past 10 years, during the War – US and Canadian Soldiers that were billeted with us and provided me with chocolate (I was too young for their Nylons) had left us to finish the War in Europe. I was reunited with and got to know my three elder siblings who had been evacuated. Life was good, I was sporty and in the Tennis, Netball and Stoolball teams. 

By comparison with today career options were limited, particularly for girls. Teaching and nursing were the favourites, or an office job. If you went into an office the best place to work was in a bank. They were respected places to work, as a fundamental part of the local economy and infrastructure, they paid well and looked after you. 

I got a job at the local Midland Bank branch in Brighton. My salary enabled me to do lots of things. I went Skiing in Austria, took my first trip on an aeroplane for a holiday in Jersey, and as clothes were becoming more available I was able to buy the latest fashion. 

Follow the link below on Wednesday 12th August at 12pm to join us. Meeting ID: 694 319 869  Password: 013524

Please follow the link above from your PC, mobile or computer to join. Please contact Katie, if you would like to discuss in more detail.

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