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Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank

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The presence of a large number of Martins Bank’s Branches in and about Southport is explained by the various constituent banks of Martins having branches in the town before the various amalgamations that create the modern day Martins Bank.

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The Adelphi Bank, The Mercantile Bank, and The Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank all once had branches at Southport, and even at the time of the merger with Barclays in 1969, Martins has premises at six locations in and around the town: 365 LORD STREET, AINSDALE, BIRKDALE, EASTBANK STREET, HILLSIDE, and ST LUKES.   The Branch at 415 Lord Street comes to Martins through the 1928 amalgamation of the Bank of Liverpool and Martins, with the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank.

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Extract from Martins Bank Limited Annual Report and Accounts for 1931 – © Barclays

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1933 Ladies walking outside branch MBA

THIS EXTREMELY RARE IMAGE, SHOWING SHOPPERS OUTSIDE THE BRANCH IN 1933, WAS ACQUIRED BY MARTINS BANK ARCHIVE IN AUGUST 2012.   MARTINS BANK 415 LORD STREET WAS CLOSED IN 1934, JUST ONE YEAR AFTER THIS IMAGE WAS TAKEN…

 

1933 Bank sign and 415 in Lord Street.jpgThe image (above left), comes from the W N Townson Bequest to Martins Bank Archive, and shows the branch at 415 Lord Street in its days as a branch of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank. We are also delighted to have acquired the image above right, as it includes the Branch and shows what a busy shopping area Lord Street is in 1933, just a year before the branch closes.  With two branches only a few doors apart from each other, it makes sense for Martins to close one of them, with minimal disruption to customer service.

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1923 to 1929 Mr G H Grimshaw Pro Manager MBM-Sp47P32.jpg

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Mr G H Grimshaw

Pro Manager

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Title:

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Manager:

11-748 Southport 415 Lord Street                        

Full Branch

415 Lord Street Southport Lancashire

038 Liverpool

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Southport 2530

Counter Only

Not Listed

1893

3 January 1928

1934

Currently

opened by The Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank

Martins Bank Limited

Closed

Café

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