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The Day Brookmans Park Lost Its Bank

Village bank closes after 50 years

Photograph of Lloyds Bank, Bradmore Green in 1994 - Image from N Akers and the NMLHS
Lloyds Bank, Bradmore Green in 1994 - Image from N Akers and the NMLHS

Brookmans Park only bank closed in 2000. The Lloyds bank opened in the 1950s, but was closed as the renamed Lloyds TSB in 2000, despite a campaign by locals to keep it open.

The bank blamed a "drop in footfall" for the closure, although more than 300 local people signed a petition to try to keep the bank open. Despite their efforts, on Friday 14 April, 2000, the Lloyds TSB closed its doors to the public for the last time.

The village used to have a branch of the Abbey National building society, which closed in the 1970s.

The following six embedded PDFs are stories from the former Brookmans Park Newsletter charting the closure.

January 10, 2000

January 16, 2000

January 19, 2000

January 21, 2000

February 3, 2000

March 15, 2000

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