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Martins Bank 1928+

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Right at the heart of the local Auction Mart and opened in 1954, is another of Martins Bank’s functional garden shed arrangements that operates as a sub-Branch to Morpeth. It beggars belief to think that it was ever safe to allow thousands of pounds of ready cash to be paid in and out of one singularly unsafe wooden box for eight hours a week, but  cattle markets around the country provide good banking business for Martins Bank right up to the 1980s, some even lasting until the second decade of the twenty-first century. The special on site sub-Branches usually open to suit the hours of trading of the host location.  Morpeth Auction Mart sub-Branch is closed in 1980.

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Image © Barclays Ref 0030/1935

 

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11-13-60 Morpeth Auction Mart        

Sub to 11-13-60 Morpeth

Morpeth Auction Mart Morpeth Northumberland

Monday 1000-1500

Wednesday 1200-1500

Morpeth 2340

No Nightsafe installed

Mr W Dunn Manager (Morpeth)

1954

15 December 1969

29 October 1980

Opened by Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-58-18 morpeth Newgate Street

Closed

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