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Martins Bank 1928+

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image066It’s time for a change at Rawtenstall, and as 1960 dawns, Martins’ original branch in another part of the appropriately named Bank Street, is no longer fit for purpose.  The Bank receives the keys to the new door on 22 Sep 1960, and shortly afterwards moves in to what will become the Bank’s home in Rawtenstall right up to the present day.  In our “Then and a little bit later” comparison below, we have a  great colour image of the branch from 1975, complete with its Barclays signage, and looking remarkably like a pub!  We are fortunate also to have a couple of interior pictures from Martins’ times in the building, and the Bank’s almost fanatical passion for contemporary branch design does not disappoint:

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All Branch images © Barclays Ref 0030/2387

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Martins Bank’s Rawtenstall roots go back to 1897, and the LANCASHIRE AND YORKSHIRE BANK. By the 1970s, in Barclays’ hands, Rawtenstall has a makeover which makes it looks more perhaps like a country pub than a bank…

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All Branch images © Barclays Ref 0030/2387

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1960 to 1961 Mr R Tustin MBM-Wi65P43

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Mr R Tustin

On the Staff

1960 to 1961

 

 

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11-10-70 Rawtenstall

Full Branch

36 Bank Street Rawtenstall Rossendale Lancashire

773 Manchester

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Rossendale 5664

Nightsafe Installed

Mr T Collinge Manager

22 September 1960

15 December 1969

Currently

Opened by Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-70-90 Rawtenstall 36 Bank Street

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