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Bank of Liverpool and Martins

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At the end of 1924 the Bank of Liverpool and Martins closes the former Salterforth Branch of the Craven Bank, and moves it from Salterforth Old School to new premises in Main Street.  However, following the merger of the Bank of Liverpool and Martins and the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank, a number of smaller sub Branches are sought out for closure.

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Barnoldswick 1

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Extract from Martins Bank Annual Rpeort for 1930 © Barclays

This represents a time of great expense for the newly formed Martins Bank Limited - the building of a sumptuous new Head Office in Liverpool, and the rebuilding of 68 Lombard Street London, site of the original “Grasshopper” banking business do not come cheap.  Salterforth survives in its new premises at Main Street for only six years…

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Index Number and District:






11-057 Salterforth

Sub to 11-057 Barnoldswick

Main Street Salterforth Barnoldswick Lancashire

101 Craven

Friday 1030 to 1130

No Saturday Service

No Telephone

Counter Only

Barnoldswick Manager

2 January 1925

3 January 1928


Opened by the Bank of Liverpool and Martins

Martins Bank Limited