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Student digs?

Now here’s a novel (and probably unintended) way to attract student business -  Whilst the rest of the UK “swings” its way through 1967, Martins goes back to basics, and opens a university branch in what looks like one room student accommodation, right next to the Amalgamated Engineering Union! To be fair, the university building programme of the 1960s forces all banks to think on their feet and find new outlets from which the valuable student banking market can be wooed.  sp1

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By the end of the 1960s the Bank has nine university branches, housed under a variety of building styles. York University Branch starts life as one of the mobile branch caravans in the grounds of the University.   At Bradford however, let’s hope the more left-wing students do actually approve of having a bank account…

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Branch Images © Barclays Ref: 0030/0358

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Index Number and District:






11-04-20 Bradford University

Sub to 11-04-20 Bradford

2 Claremont Great Horton Road Bradford 7 Yorkshire

612 leeds

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Bradford 23238

No Nightsafe

Mr J A McGregor Manager (Bradford)

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15 December 1969

19 April 1973

opened by Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-11-94 Bradford Tyrrel Street


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