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Martins Bank 1928+

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Many  of Martins Bank’s  Cattle  Market  (mainly Southern)  and  Auction  Mart  (mainly Northern)  Branches  are  to be  found  in  premises more  suited  to  being  a  garden  shed rather  than  a bank. However, at Stanley Meat and Cattle Market in Liverpool, the Bank does benefit from bricks and mortar AND their name above the door at No 5, Stanley Abattoir.  Not the most romantic of venues  – home of the Public Health Department Meat Inspectors - and certainly not in the same beauty league as Martins Bank’s Branches in the Lake District, nevertheless Stanley Abattoir provides a counter service to the fresh meat trade for forty-four years.  This image of the Branch is from 1937.  In 1928, the new Martins Bank Limited finds itself awash with duplicate Cattle Market Branches including TWO at Stanley Cattle Market. By the 1930s this position has been consolidated, and the new permanent building offers a greater degree of comfort to staff and customers than the previous shed-like premises! Stanley Abattoir is a sub Branch to Liverpool Kensington. We therefore have no separate details of the staff who worked there. In the 1960s it actually opens across the full six day banking week, which is quite unusual for a sub-Branch of this type, but reflects the busy nature of this site. If you can help with images and/or information about this or any of our other Branches, please do get in touch with us at the usual address:

In Service: 5 August 1931 until closure of Stanley Abattoir in 1971

1937 Liverpool Stanley Abattoir Exterior BGA Ref 30=2770.jpg

Image © Barclays Ref 0030/2770

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Index Number and District:






Martins Bank Limited 11-06-50 Liverpool Stanley Abattoir

Sub to 11-06-50 Liverpool Kensington 1925-1969

5 Stanley Abattoir Meat and Cattle Market Liverpool 13

25 Liverpool

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0930-1130

STOneycroft 3110

Counter Service only

Mr S Webster (Kensington)




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5 August 1931

May 1969


Opened by Martins Bank Limited


Stanley Abattoir Closes


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