If you wanted to work at the Bank of England at the turn of the last century, you would have to answer some tough maths questions before you would be offered a job.
Detailed banking exam papers from 1906 – and manual dexterity tests for staff from the 1980s- feature among a wealth of curiosities now on show at the bank’s museum in the City of London. Take a tour with the museum’s curator, Jennifer Adam.
Curiosities from the Vaults: A Bank Miscellany is at the Bank of England Museum, City of London,
until 12 July 2014.
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All images subject to copyright. Images courtesy Bank of England Museum, London. Additional material courtesy Getty Images.
Music by KPM Music. Production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 10 April 2014.