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Cark in Cartmel is another of Martins Bank’s tinier sub branches, for which there is little detail, and as yet no images.  The picture above is the closest we have yet come to finding our branch.  Cark is one of two sub branches to Grange Over Sands, and being one of a large number of branches across the Furness Peninsula is not always a sign of security, as our sub branch closes at the beginning of 1968.  

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As our research continues, and local directories bring forth more information about some of our smallest and oldest branches, we often find that opening hours at such office are often as little as an hour or so on one day a week.  If this turns out to be the case with Cark, it will be easy to see how trying to maintain and staff a branch like this would be the economic reason behind its closure.  

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Image © Frith Postcards 1968 (with permission)

 

1967 Phone Book Entry BT Image © BT 1967

 

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We are still looking for a picture of Cark in Cartmel sub branch, and if you can help, we would be delighted to hear from you at the usual address – gutinfo@btinternet.com.

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1946 District Bank Logo from Cheque - MBAx1

DISTRICT BANK LIMITED

MARTINS BANK LIMITED

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MIDLAND BANK LIMITED

 

 

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Title:

Type:

Address:

Index Number and District:

Hours:

 

Telephone:

Services:

Manager:

Martins Bank Limited 11-09-40 Cark in Cartmel

Sub to 11-09-40 Grange over Sands

Station Road Cark in Cartmel Lancashire

210 Northern

Not Known

Not Known

Cartmel 387

No Nightsafe

Mr J Thornton Manager (Grange over Sands)

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1920

3 January1928

25 July 1942

1946

 May 1968

opened by Bank of Liverpool and Martins Limited

Martins Bank Limited

Closed for World War 2

Re-opened

Closed

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