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Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank

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Another fine example of a Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank Branch is this one at Miles Platting in Manchester, opened in 1888.  The slightly faded image above from Barclays’ collection, is taken in 1954. In 1922 when the  lithographic image shown on the right (courtesy W N Townson Bequest) was produced, Mr A E Grey was the L & Y Manager responsible both for Miles Platting and MOSTON  Branches.  Martins Bank has a large number of Branches and sub-Branches concentrated in quite a small area of Manchester, and in 1967 the building of the Mancunian Way is responsible for the sealing the fate of many of these lovely old buildings.  Some will make it through to the 1969 merger with Barclays and even beyond, but many are resigned to bowing out gracefully from an area whose prospects have been heading downhill for a number of years.  Amazingly Miles Platting lives on until the end of 1982. A tour of the threatened Manchester Branches is undertaken in 1967 by Martins Bank Magazine.

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Image © Barclays Ref 0033/0366

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If you have already looked through our pages for some of these Branches, you will have seen that very little has actually been written about any of them, Miles Platting included…

 

1967 Miles Platting Staff MBM-Au67P24.jpg1967 03 MBM.jpgMiles Platting Branch, on a surviving corner site where son has succeeded father as manager after fifteen years, makes the best of what it has while it can.  Eventually, if left alone, it would be stranded on an island on the new Lancashire-Yorkshire motorway curving through the north of Manchester, so in a few years the Branch will be gone. Here, as in the Branches to the south, the old connections remain, profits are maintained and, despite a view of a pub, a mission and corporation flats, a cheerful philosophical and workman like approach to today’s work and tomorrow’s problems arouse admiration…

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There is little difference between our two images, apart from the addition of a telephone box in the 1960s. This area has been redeveloped since the doors of th branch were finally closed in 1982…

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Image © Martins Bank Archive Collection – W N Townson Bequest

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Image © Barclays Ref 0033/066

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1922 to 1925 Mr S A Mitchell joined the abnk here MBM-Su64P56.jpg

1925 to 1926 Mr A E Male joined the bank here MBM-Sp65P07.jpg

1935 to 1945 Mr Stanley C Owen Manager MBM-Wi53P52.jpg

1949 to 1950 Mr J L Whitehead joined the bank here MBM-Wi67P04.jpg

1954 to 1964 Mr W Watson Manager MBM-Au64P57.jpg

1964 to 1967 Mr J B Cullen Manager MBM-Au64P06.jpg

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Mr S A Mitchell

Joined the Bank Here

1922 to 1925

Mr A E Male

Joined the Bank Here

1925 to 1926

Mr Stanley C Owen

Manager

1935 to 1945

Mr J L Whitehead

Joined the Bank Here

1945 to 1950

Mr W Watson

Manager

1954 to 1964

Mr J B Cullen

Manager

1964 to 1967

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1967 Miss C Anderson MBM-Au67P24.jpg

1967 Mr E R Y Shaw MBM-Au67P24.jpg

1967 Miss K E Jones MBM-Au67P24.jpg

1967 Mr BR Chadwick Manager MBM-Au67P06.jpg

1967 Mr W Marsh MBM-Au67P24.jpg

BW Logo

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Miss C Anderson

On the Staff

1967

Mr E R Y Shaw

On the Staff

1967

Miss K  E Jones

On the Staff

1967

Mr B R Chadwick

Manager

1967 onwards

Mr W Marsh

On the Staff

1967

 

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Title:

Type:

Address:

Index Number and District:

Hours:

 

Telephone:

Services:

Manager:

11-01-60 Manchester Miles Platting

Full Branch

327 Oldham Road Manchester 10

760 Manchester

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

061 205 1631

Nightsafe Installed

Mr B R Chadwick Manager

24 June 1888

3 January 1928

15 December 1969

3 December 1982

Currently

Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank

Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-54-92 Miles Platting

Closed

Tattooist assigned to the address 327 Oldham Road

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