Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Yorkshire Building Society

The earliest fore-runner of the Yorkshire Building Society started life in 1864 as the Huddersfield Equitable Permanent Benefit Building Society.

The West Yorkshire Building Society was established in 1866 at the Royal Hotel, Dewsbury and in 1885 the Bradford Self Help Permanent Building Society was established in St. George's Hall Coffee Tavern.

The Huddersfield and Bradford Building Societies merged in 1975 and then in 1982 merged with the West Yorkshire Building Society to form the Yorkshire Building Society.

It has subsequently merged with the Haywards Heath Building Society (1992), Barnsley Building Society (2008), the Chelsea Building Society (2010) and the Norwich & Peterborough Building Society (2011).

More detailed information can be found on the YBS website.

The Stockport branch occupies the corner of Great Underbank and Deanery Way and the gable end carries a ghost sign that is now difficult to decipher - see the post from 26th December 2013.

A contribution to ABC Wednesday.


  1. Clearly a good choice for Y!

  2. At least the YBS compacted the names! Great photo and interesting post.

  3. great building with that barely visible ghost sign!

  4. Past uses of buildings are interesting when you can read the signs, that there appears to be a number on the top of the writing is intriguing. Makes one wonder if it was an advert or the business that operated from the building.

  5. It looks quite enduring, Gerald.