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Having only within the previous two years taken on the branches of both the Palatine Bank and the Halifax Commercial Bank, the Bank of Liverpool and Martins opens its first Blackburn Branch in 1922 at 10 Higher Church Street. 

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Image © Barclays 1927


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Image © BT 1927



At the time of the amalgamation of the Bank of Liverpool and Martins with the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank in 1928, Blackburn is suddenly creaking at the seams with Branches of the newly created Martins Bank.  An inevitable consolidation takes place with, initially, the loss of only one Branch – 10 Higher Church Street.  Darwen Street is one of the many Lancashire and Yorkshire Branches in the town. It is both large enough, and better equipped to become the main Branch in Blackburn.  Sadly we have no images available of the staff of Higher Church Street, (not even the splendidly titled Mr Nutter!) but as ever, the available details about this branch and its history are laid out for you below…

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Index Number and District:

Hours :





11-093 Blackburn High Church Street


10 Higher Church Street Blackburn Lancashire

710 Manchester

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Blackburn 5787

Counter Service

Mr A B Nutter Manager


3 January 1928



Opened by the Bank of Liverpool and Martins

Martins Bank Limited


“Smokers’ World”