Collection: British Banknotes signed by Kenneth Peppiatt: 1934 to 1949

During the years 1934 to 1949, the Bank of England issued a series of banknotes with various designs and denominations, and these notes were signed by different Chief Cashiers. In 1934, the banknote series continued to feature traditional designs with King George V's portrait. Basil Catterns: 1929 served as the Chief Cashier until 1934 when he was succeeded by Kenneth Oswald Peppiatt, whose signature appeared on banknotes until 1949. Peppiatt's tenure as Chief Cashier saw the issuance of several notable banknotes, including the white five-pound note in 1937 and the wartime one-pound and ten-shilling notes. During World War II, metal shortages led to a shift towards paper currency, and lower denominations, such as the ten-shilling and one-pound notes, became more prevalent. The Bank of England's banknotes remained a symbol of stability and trust during a period marked by significant economic challenges and the upheaval of wartime conditions.