This £50 Note is signed by Merlyn Lowther who was the Chief Cashier from 1999 to 2003
This John Houblon style Fifty Pound Note was issued on the 20 April 1994 and withdrawn from circulation on 30 April 2014
Queen Elizabeth II (1926 – 2022) is the monarch pictured on this Series E £50 note.
John Houblon Fifty Pound Note rear
Words printed on the rear of this £50 note are:
John Houblon 1632 – 1712
THE BANK GATEKEEPER SIR JOHN HOUBLON’S HOUSE IN THREADNEEDLE STREET
The bank gatekeeper referred to on the John Houblon Fifty Pound Note is the man Sir John Houblon. He was the bank of England’s first Governor.
HOUSE IN THREADNEEDLE STREET
The house in Threadneedle street was the home of Sir John Houblon. The house was purchased by the Bank of England in 1724. It was later demolished to make way for the expansion of the Bank on the threadneedle site which is still there to this day.