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The 1960s brings perhaps the most ambitious part of Martins’  expansion into a NATIONAL bank.  Work commences on new builds, restorations, knock-down and re-builds, as well as  plans for specialist branches such the Great Yorkshire Showground.

In Service: 25 July 1961 until 28 June 2019

 

Image © Barclays Ref 0030-0187

 

Martins also adds to its portfolio of Auction Mart (cattle market) and University Branches.  Martins Bank’s sub-Branch at Billingham Queensway opens in July 1961 to little fanfare, and a very short article in that year’s Autumn edition of Martins Bank Magazine.We wonder if so many dignitaries would bother to attend the opening of a commercial venture in a town in the twenty-first Century?

1961 03 MBM.jpgThe opening of Queensway Branch, Billingham, Tuesday 25 July 1961.  Left to right:  Mrs Chapman, Councillor D W Chapman, Chairman of the Development and Plans Committee, Councillor C Wilson, Chairman of Billingham Urban District Council, Mrs Wilson, Mr J Hawkins, Clerk in Charge at Queensway Branch, and Mr W Weatherill, North Eastern District General Manager.

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Image (above) © Martins Bank Archive Collections

Images © Barclays Ref 0030-0187

 

BARCLAYS BANK LIMITED

2 Branches

LLOYDS BANK LIMITED

 

 

 

MARTINS BANK LIMITED

Belasis Avenue

Queensway

Haverton Hill

MIDLAND BANK LIMITED

 

 

 

NATIONAL PROVINCIAL BANK

WESTMINSTER BANK LIMITED

 

 

 

YORKSHIRE BANK LIMITED

 

 

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1961 to 1965 Mr J Hawkins Clerk in Charge MBM-Au69P11

1965 to 1967 Mr M C Bruce Clerk in Charge MBM-Su65P04

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Mr J Hawkins

First Clerk in Charge

1961 to 1965

Mr M C Bruce

Clerk in Charge

1965 to 1967

Mr K G Dixon

Clerk in Charge

1967 onwards

 

 

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Title:

Type:

Address:

Index Number and District:

Hours:

 

Telephone:

Services:

Manager:

Martins Bank Limited 11-03-70 Billingham Queensway

Self-remitting sub to 11-67-00 Billingham

2 Crown Buildings Queensway Billingham County Durham

349 North Eastern

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Stockton 52055

Nightsafe Installed

Mr K G Dixon Clerk in Charge

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Billingham Belasis Avenue

25 July 1961

15 December 1969

28 June 2019

Opened by Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-07-11 Billingham Queensway

Closed permanently from 12 noon

Bingley

 

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