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Martins Bank 1928+

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Moreton is a self accounting sub Branch to Wallasey, and opens in 1967. It is normal for this type of branch to open for six days across the full banking week. A Clerk in Charge takes the place of a Manager and deals with most of the day to day needs of customers, and the Branch processes its own day’s work.  Mr W A Inglis, the first Pro Manager/clerk Clerk in Charge of this branch is still in his position at the time of the merger with Barclays in 1969. 

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Branch Images © Barclays Ref 0030/1939

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It would seem that Moreton was always a good place to put a branch of Martins Bank, because it stays open for more than fifty years before finally being victim to the mass cull of bank branches, and scheduled for closure in January 2021. The images below from Barclays’ collection of Martins Bank photos provide two views of the interior at Moreton.

Branch Images © Barclays Ref 0030/1939

The advertisment shown here on the right was issued to the local press in the weeks leading up to the opening day, and on Wednesday 22 February 1967 - the day before the Branch opened. The “short hop” series of adverts was one of many to feature Percy the Kangeroo, who it would seem always accompanies his owner on her trips to the Bank…

Image © Martins Bank Archive Collection

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1967 Mr WA Inglis Clerk in Charge MBM-Su67P06.jpg

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Mr W A Inglis

First Clerk in Charge

1967 onwards






Index Number and District:






11-11-60 Moreton

Self Accounting Sub to 11-93-80 WALLASEY

247 Hoylake Road Moreton Wirral Cheshire L46 0SP

93 Liverpool

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

051 677 8023


W A Inglis Clerk in Charge

Thursday 23 February 1967

15 December 1969


13 January 2021

Opened by Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-58-12 Moreton Cheshire


Scheduled to close permanently at 12 noon

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