The speaker at the meeting of Kendal Rotary on 4th February was Charles Robinson, one of their own members. This year, Charles will have been a Rotarian for 40 years and he gave a talk about his time working for Barclays Bank.
He told the story of his involvement in an attempted bank raid on a local branch in Darlington and how he was one of the first on the scene. He was sent in by the police to see how much money had been taken and was very surprised to see one member of staff had been shot and was lying on the floor and being attended to, whilst another had apprehended the burglar and had him an head lock.
Charles recognised the man and informed the police who quickly arrested the man who subsequently was sentenced to 10 year in prison. Just another day in the life of a bank manager!