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North Eastern Banking Company

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The North Eastern Banking Company opens a branch at Millfield in 1899,  and this contributes a number of local bank branches that will eventually come together as outlets of Martins Bank.  Millfield gains a sub branch at Pallion in 1967, and although both branches make it through the merger with Barclays, neither of them is open today.  Our feature concerns the retirement of Mr S W Fawcett, who at the end of September 1957 has clocked up forty-four years’ service with the Bank, twelve of them as Manager of Millfield Branch.

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Image © Barclays Ref 0030/2224

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1957 04 MBM.jpg1945 to 1957 Mr S W Fawcett Manager MBM-Wi57P46.jpgAt the close of business on September 27th, former colleagues and members of the staff at Millfield branch were invited by Mr. S. W. Fawcett to afternoon tea at the Grand Hotel, Sunderland, to mark the occasion of his retirement from the Bank after 42 years' service. Mr. E. T. Punshon, Manager of West Hartlepool branch, made the presentation of a pair of binoculars and in a very apt speech outlined Mr. Fawcett's career in the Bank. Mr. Fawcett, as was only to be expected, replied most effectively.  Mr. Fawcett joined the Bank in 1915 at West Hartlepool and after a period of service with H.M. Forces, 1917-19, returned to duty at Middlesbrough in 1919. In 1928 he was transferred to D.G.M. Staff at Newcastle upon Tyne and in 1931 opened the new sub-branch at Newport Road, Middlesbrough. In 1934 he was appointed Manager at Chester Road, and of Millfield in 1945. Throughout his career Mr. Fawcett took an interest in many social activities and was particularly successful on the bowling green. Mrs. Fawcett was present at the function and was presented with a bouquet of flowers. Mr. Fawcett will be remaining in Sunder­land after his retirement.

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1917 joined later 1934 Mr J A Naisbitt Manager MBM-Au46P21.jpg

1925 Mr G K Turner joined the bank here MBM-Su69P62.jpg

1938 to 1938 Mr H W Warwick MBM-Wi64P06.jpg

1940 to 1943 Mr J W Bellerby MBM-Au65P02.jpg

1945 to 1957 Mr S W Fawcett Manager MBM-Wi57P46.jpg

1957 to 1967 Mr A W Jackson Manager MBM-Au67P04.jpg

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Mr J A Naisbitt

Joined Here 1917

Manager 1934 to1936

Mr G K Turner

Joined the Bank Here


Mr H W Warwick

On the Staff

1938 to 1938

Mr J W Bellerby

On the Staff

1940 to 1943

Mr S W Fawcett


1945 to 1957

Mr A W Jackson


1957 to 1967

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1961 D Hannon Joined the Bank Here MBM-Sp68P42.jpg

1967 Mr RG Lamb Manager MBM-Au67P04.jpg

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Mr D Hannon

Joined the Bank Here


Mr R G Lamb


1967 onwards








Index Number and District:






11-03-60 Sunderland Millfield

Full Branch

86 Hylton Road Milfield Sunderland County Durham

343 North Eastern

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Sunderland 5151

Nightsafe Installed

Mr R G Lamb Manager

Sub Branches



7 August 1914

18 December 1918

15 December 1969

28 August 1992


Opened by North Eastern Banking Company

Bank of Liverpool and Martins

Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-83-71 Sunderland Millfield


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