There was more about the Bank in an earlier report from the same paper:
The banknote features the names of Inkersole, Goddard and Goddard, the Harborough businessmen who owned the bank.All of which reminds one of the Lib Dem thinker David Boyle and his enthusiasm for local currencies.
Barnaby Faull, head of the banknotes department at Spink, added: “All towns and cities in England used to issue their own banknotes. Merchants would get together in the town and start up their own banks but their notes – which were like IOUs – could only be used locally.”
Incidentally, the Harborough Bank went under a couple of years after the note was issued, but the independent Market Harborough Building Society is still going strong.