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Alnwick and County Bank

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MC900436215[1]The Northumbrian Witch Trials may have uncovered some very spooky goings on in Morpeth in the seventeenth century, but we feel sure that no witch would ever work for Martins Bank, as their mischief could ruin promising careers, and after all the Bank’s remit is to go to extremes to be helpful!  The Alnwick and County Bank opens its Branch at Morpeth some time before it becomes one of a small number of offices to be swallowed in 1875 by the North Eastern Banking Company.  Some 90 years later, and with Morpeth now in the hands of Martins Bank, we find Branch Manager Mr Crinson being seen off into his retirement in style by his friends and colleagues from Morpeth branch and beyond…

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after balance work had been completed on June 30 Mr Crinson, retiring as Manager of Morpeth branch, entertained his staff to a champagne buffet.

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Image © Barclays Ref 0030/1934

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1960 to 1965 Mr W W P Crinson Manager MBM-Au65P56.jpgOn behalf of subscribers Mr C. W. Norman, presenting Mr Crinson with a gas table lighter and silver cigarette box, said how happy the staff had been to serve under him and wished him a long and happy retirement. In reply Mr Crinson thanked the staff for their support and offered them his good wishes for the future. Unfortunately Mrs Crinson was unable to be at the ceremony, but a bouquet was taken to her at home by Miss Henderson. The day before Mr Crinson's retirement Mr Weatherill had called at the branch to wish him well. His career began at Easington Colliery branch in 1923 and he served at North Eastern branches throughout, being ap­pointed Manager at Morpeth in 1960. The years 1939-45 were spent in H.M. Forces.

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1914 Mr S Brown joined the bank here MBM-Wi57P43.jpg

1924 Mr J P Brown joined the bank here MBM-Su62P31.jpg

1926 to 1929 Mr G R Tarn Joint Manager MBM-Au46P06.jpg

1929 to 1936 Mr J C McKendrick Assistant Manager MBM-Su55P53.jpg

1941 to 1943 Mr J R Temple joined the bank here MBM-Su65P08.jpg

1946 to 1954 Mr G A Welsh MBM-Au65P55.jpg

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Mr S Brown

Joined the Bank Here


Mr J P Brown

Joined the Bank Here


Mr G R Tarn

On the Staff

1926 to 1929

Mr J C McKendrick

Assistant Manager

1929 to 1936

Mr J R Temple

Joined the Bank Here

1941 to 1943

Mr G A Welsh

On the Staff

1946 to 1954

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1948 to 1950 Mr T R Gregory MBM-Su65P05.jpg

1950 to 1950 Mr K Atkinson MBM-Wi64P08.jpg

1960 to 1965 Mr W W P Crinson Manager MBM-Au65P56.jpg

1965 Mr W Dunn Manager MBM-Au65P03.jpg

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Mr T R Gregory

On the Staff

1948 to 1950

Mr K Atkinson

On the Staff

1950 to 1950

Mr W W P Crinson


1960 to 1965

Mr W Dunn


1965 onwards




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Index Number and District:






11-13-60 Morpeth 

Full Branch

23 Newgate Street Morpeth Northumberland

345 North Eastern

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Morpeth 2187

Nightsafe Installed

Mr W Dunn Manager

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Sub Branches


11-13-60 FELTON

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Pre 1875

31 August 1875

7 August 1914

18 December 1918

3 January 1928

15 December 1969

4 October 1974


Alnwick and County Bank

The North Eastern Banking Company

Bank of Liverpool

Bank of Liverpool and Martins

Martins Bank

Barclays Bank Limited 20-58-18 morpeth Newgate Street


Not known