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Old Savings Bank

Initially the savings banks were intended for the working classes and had pronounced social aims. In general they were largely manned by volunteers.

The Old Savings Bank (Sparbanken) is housed in a building from about 1700. The interior shows what a bank looked like in the 1840s when the savings banks movement had been operating in Sweden for a couple of decades. The inspiration came from England. 

Two smaller rooms behind the bank have been fitted out as the manager’s office and dwelling. They contain memories of C.D. Skogman who was one of the pioneer’s of the savings bank movement. There is a portrait of him on the wall.

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