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image082Stockton Heath is opened in 1968 as a sub branch to Warrington. Part of Martins Bank’s commitment to opening profitable high street outlets, the new branch is rubber stamped as viable by Barclays, who still run it today.  We have already seen elsewhere in this archive that many of Martins’ newer branches are not so useful to their new owner, and are closed at or before the merger. In 1968 you can use Stockton Heath branch six days a week, but 1970  brings a change to opening hours that sees Saturday banking axed, only to be brought back again in 1982 by Barclays.  Times change, and Martins’ pride in serving customers at open counters without bandit screens has to be swallowed as more and more armed bank raids spoil things for everyone.  The days of the customer and the cashier being in two separate worlds are here to stay. – What next?  Computers on counters telling cashiers how to think, and what to say and do?  surely not…

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Title:

Type:

Address:

Index Number and District:

Hours:

 

Telephone:

Services:

Manager:

11-01-90 Stockton Heath

Sub to 11-01-90 Warrington

9 Walton Road Stockton Heath Warrington Lancashire

787 Manchester

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Warrington 63042

Counter Service Only 

Mr P W Cooper Manager (Warrington)

1968

15 December 1969

2015

Opened by Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-91-47 Warrington Bridge Street

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