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Martins Bank 1928+

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image082In the late 1960s Martins Bank Bramhall is given two new sub branches, one at Cheadle Hulme in 1967, the other at Poynton in 1968.  The merger with Barclays sees the end of some Martins Branches due to the duplication of business in particular locations.

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1968 PoyntonLeaflet Display BGA Ref 30-2339.jpg

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1968 Poynton Exterior BGA Ref 30-2339.jpg

All Branch Images © Barclays Ref 0030/2339

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This fate befalls Cheadle Hulme, which although shiny and new is surplus to requirements, but Poynton has better luck, remaining a branch of Barclays until March 2011.   As a Martins branch, Poynton is not self accounting, but it does enjoy full banking hours, including Saturday mornings.  This would imply a brisk business from local traders and personal customers, and in this leaflet display from 1968, you can see that the branch staff are doing their best to attract new business.  The exterior of the branch is also attractive in design.  Note the use of the Grasshopper only on the outside of the building, as the Liver Bird is unfortunately removed from branding at this time…

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1968 Poynton Interior 1 BGA Ref 30-2339.jpg

1968 Poynton Interior 2 BGA Ref 30-2339.jpg

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Index Number and District:






11-06-20 Poynton

Sub to 11-06-20 BRAMHALL

6 London Road North Poynton Stockport Cheshire

714 Manchester

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Poynton 6218

Nightsafe Installed

Mr E S Doughty Manager


15 December 1969

25 March 2011


Opened by Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-12-01 Bramhall, Bramhall Lane


Estate Agency