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Martins Bank 1928+

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image018Fairly unassuming for an area such as Kensington, Martins Bank’s new Branch arrives with little fanfare and no frills. Kensington High Street is one of ten new branches to be opened in 1936, two of which are in London.  A number of photographs of this branch have survived in the Barclays collection, including interiors of which we have a gallery below, along with a short feature about the exam success of a member of the Branch Staff…

 

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Image © Barclays Ref 0030/1465

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Images © Barclays Ref 30-1465

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Examination success…

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1954 04 MBM.jpgThe 1954 list of successful candidates in the Institute of Bankers’ Examinations is a long one, and is a satisfactory reflection of the seriousness with which our 1954 Mr D J Webber MBM-Wi54P15.jpgyoung men are applying themselves to the task of qualifying themselves for their jobs.  It is especially pleasing to be able to record successes in the Prize List once again. Dennis J Webber of Kensington High Street Branch, is the winner of the Whitehead Prize for Commercial Law in the Associate Examination, Part Two.

 

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1965 – Introducing: Martinplanning…

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Kensington High street.jpghttp://www.martinsbank.co.uk/11-08-51%20London%20Kensington%20High%20Street_files/image015.gifContinuing the trend for going to extremes to be helpful, Martins launches a new set of services in 1965, under the general summary title of “Martinplanning”.  As well as co-ordinating a number of the Bank’s travel and savings services, the scheme provides customers with a pack in which is contained all manner of leaflets designed to help with a variety of needs.  One of these, is the need to know where each of Martins’ London branches is located, and a cardboard booklet with a series of elaborate maps is provided to help you do just that.  Of the thirty or so branches in Central London, Kensington High Street is number twenty-nine, and is found almost off the edge the map!  With no recorded visits to the branch by Martins Bank Magazine, and not even any retirement party reviews for any of the staff, all we have from Kensington High Street is this short congratulatory piece for Mr D J Webber’s achievements in the Examinations of the Institue of Bankers for 1954…

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1936 to 1939 Mr E C Shaw Manager MBM-Au64P54.jpg

1939 to 1946 Mr R A Machell Manager MBM-Su69P60.jpg

1946 to 1948 Mr G K Turner  MBM-Su69P62.jpg

1946 to Mr DE Vaux MBM-Au65P04.jpg

1948 (to) Mr M G Pinks MBM-Wi66P02.jpg

1948 (to) Mr R W G Harvey Junior MBM-Wi50P34.jpg

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Mr E C Shaw

Manager

1936 to 1939

Mr R A Machell

Manager

1939 to 1946

Mr G K Turner

On the Staff

1946 to 1948

Mr D E Vaux

On the Staff

1946 to ?

Mr M G Pinks

On the staff

? to 1948

Mr R W G Harvey

On the Staff

? to 1948

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1948 (to) Mr W F Ardley MBM-Su69P56.jpg

1948 to Mr A S Potts MBM-Su67P05.jpg

1948 to Mr N A Beet MBM-Sp69P57.jpg

1951 to 1953 Mr D S Gibbens joined the bank here MBM-Su66P05.jpg

1952 to 1961 Mr A N L Broderick Manager MBM-Wi64P05.jpg

1954 Mr D J Webber MBM-Wi54P15.jpg

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Mr W F Ardley

On the Staff

? to 1948

Mr A S Potts

On the Staff

1948 to ?

Mr N A Beet

On the Staff

1948 to ?

Mr D S Gibbens

Joined the Bank Here

1951 to 1953

Mr A N L Broderick

Manager

1952 to 1960

Mr D J Webber

On the staff

1954

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1954 to 1961 Mr P W Sylvester MBM-Wi64P06.jpg

1960 to 1961 Mr C C Willis joined the bank here MBM-Au67P04.jpg

1960 to 1964 Mr H K Williams Manager MBM-Su64P04.jpg

1960 to 1965 Mr N G Willis Limited Auth MBM-Su65P03.jpg

1964 to 1966 Mr A Taylor Manager MBM-Su64P03.jpg

1966 Mr D A Wright MBM-Sp69P10.jpg

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Mr P W Sylvester

On the staff

1954 to 1961

Mr C C Willis

Joined the Bank Here

1960 to 1961

Mr H K Williams

Manager

1960 to 1964

Mr N G Willis

Limited Authority

1960 to 1965

Mr A Taylor

Manager

1964 to 1966

Mr D A Wright

On the Staff

1966

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1966 Mr GV Murphy Manager MBM-Su66P03.jpg

1966 to 1967 Mr R C Baker pro Manager MBM-Su66P04.jpg

1967 Mr JA Richards pro Manager MBM-Wi67P04.jpg

1969 to Mr W A Davidson MBM-Au65P14.jpg

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Mr G V Murphy

Manager

1966 onwards

Mr R C Baker

Pro Manager

1966

Mr J A Richards

Pro Manager

1967

Mr W A Davidson

On the Staff

1969

 

 

 

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Title:

Type:

Address:

Index Number and District:

Hours:

 

Telephone:

Services:

Manager:

Martins Bank Limited 11-08-51 London Kensington High Street

Full Branch

208 Kensington High Street London W8

437 London

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

01 937 7131/2

Nightsafe Installed

Mr G V Murphy Manager

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Automated Branch

Kensington High Street is included in Martins’ London Account Number Allocation, where Branches due for automation are given “significant  digits” to identify them at the London Computer Centre by account numbers issued. The Branch Customer Accounts will be identified by the significant digits 62.

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1 July 1936

15 December 1969

31 July 2009

Opened by Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-45-49 208 Kensington Hish Street

Closed and moved to 132/134 Kensington High St

Currently

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