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Adelphi Bank

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Opened around 1890, Collyhurst is particularly reminiscent of the early set of “Coronation Street”. It is an original Branch of the Adelphi Bank, and makes it through the mergers with the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank and the Bank of Liverpool and Martins to become part of the modern day Martins Bank. 

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In 1952 the renumbering of Rochdale Road changes the address of the Branch from No 646 to No 312. Similar post-war renumbering takes into account the changing face of Manchester and the effects of bomb damage and slum clearance policy.  The demise of Collyhurst Branch begins with a downgrading to a status of self accounting sub-Branch Queen’s Park.

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1940 s Manchester Collyhurst Exterior BGA Ref 30-1804.jpg

Image © Barclays Ref 0030/1804

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Image © BT 1951

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Image © BT 1952

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With no official reference to renumbering, Collyhurst changes address between the 1951 and 1952 editions of the Telephone Directory…

 

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Then, despite surviving the threat of demolition and redevelopment since 1967 Collyurst becomes surplus to Barclays’ requirements in 1969. In 1967 Martins Bank Magazine does another of its whistle-stop tours, this time of Manchester Branches.  As you may already have seen when visiting some of the Bank’s other Manchester Branches, very little is actually written about the offices themselves. Collyhurst is no exception:

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1967 03 MBM.jpgA sharp turn left at the pub and a long pause at the end of the street for a gap in the endless stream of traffic on Rochdale road, and we were on the way to the Queen’s Park trio.  Collyhurst Branch, right on the fringe of the demolitions, is old bright and rambling.  Though the floods get into the basement through the coalhole, the water drains away round an iron trap which leads to – what? Nobody knows or cares, because they have plenty to get on with on the ground floor…

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1930 to 1936 Mr E I Medcalf joined the bank here MBM-Su64P06.jpg

1938 to 1940 Mr F Highley joined the bank here MBM-Su66P05.jpg

1962 to 1964 Mr H Prime Clerk in Charge MBM-Wi64P06.jpg

1964 to 1967 Mr M Bent Clerk in Charge MBM-Wi64P09.jpg

1967 Miss B F Toyne MBM-Au67P24.jpg

1967 Mr D T Dolan MBM-Au67P24.jpg

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Mr E I Medcalf

Joined the Bank Here

1930 to 1936

Mr F Highley

Joined the Bank Here

1938 to 1940

Mr H Prime

Clerk in Charge

1962 to 1964

Mr M Bent

Clerk in Charge

1964 to 1967

Miss B F Toyne

On the Staff

1967

Mr D T Dolan

On the Staff

1967

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1967 Miss V A Kirkman MBM-Au67P24.jpg

1967 to 1968 Mr P M Richardson MBM-Su68P22.jpg

1967 to 1969 Mr W H Florey Clerk in Charge MBM-Su67P08.jpg

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Miss V A Kirkman

On the Staff

1967

Mr P M Richardson

On the Staff

1967 to 1968

Mr W H Florey

Clerk in Charge

1967 to 1969

 

 

 

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Title:

Type:

Address:

Index Number and District:

Hours:

 

Telephone:

Services:

Manager:

11-03-30 Manchester Collyhurst                            

Full Branch

312 Rochdale Road Manchester 15

723 Manchester

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

061 205 2930

Nightsafe Installed

Mr W H Florey Clerk in Charge

By 1890

10 June 1899

3 January 1928

1952

12 December 1969

Opened by the Adelphi Bank Limited

Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank Ltd

Martins Bank Limited

Address changed by renumbering to 312 Rochdale Road

Closed

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