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Crompton, Evans and Co

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Crompton, Evans Union Bank Ltd, a joint stock bank with limited liability, of Derby

1877 Established for the purpose of acquiring the existing sister-banks Crompton, Newton & Co of Derby and Crompton, Newton & Co of Chesterfield, as well as W & S Evans & Co of Derby.

Branches were opened at Wirksworth and Mansfield in the first year of operation.

1878 The bank acquired the failed Chesterfield & North Derbyshire Banking Co

1879 Acquired Wilson & Son of Alfreton and James Taylor & Sons of Bakewell

By 1914 the bank had 46 branches and sub-branches. Deposits grew from £1.187 million in 1878 to £5.61 million in 1913. In 1914 the bank was acquired by Parr's Bank.

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