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Bank of Liverpool

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Martins Bank’s Branch at Mossley Hill does look rather like one end of a large primary school, with the playground just off to the right.  However, the office has been here since 1898 with a banking service offered for eighty years until Barclays needs to shut the doors for the last time in 1978.  Martins’ Liverpool Managers seem to have the same amazing career milestones in common – most of them have clocked up more than four decades of service with the bank.  Forty four, five, even forty-six years is not unusual, at this time when “a job is for life”.


In Service: 1898 until 1 September 1978

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Image © Barclays Ref 0030/1674

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In July 1966 it is the turn of Mr Cyril Jones, Manager at Mossley Hill since 1946 to retire after forty-four years – a career that begins with the Bank of Liverpool and Martins in 1922.  Martins Bank Magazine has more details and a look at the farewell buffet and presentation held for Mr Jones, in their Autumn 1966 issue…

1966 03 MBM.jpg1946  to 1966 Mr L C Jones Manager MBM-Au66P52.jpgabout 60 customers and colleagues were the guests of Mr Cyril Jones, Manager of Mossley Hill branch, at a cold buffet at the branch to mark his retirement at the end of July after 44 years' service. Among the guests was Mr C. J. Verity, the former Chief General Manager. The presentation of a cheque, subscribed by nearly one hundred colleagues, was made by the District General Manager who outlined Mr Jones's career which began at Water Street in 1922 and included a spell on inspection staff and six years at Leicester before he entered the Navy in 1942. He was appointed Manager at Mossley Hill in 1946. Mr Buchanan then mentioned Mr Jones's many interests and achievements: a soccer player of some distinction; a one-time prominent member of the Bank Operatic Society; a lay reader; the first Secretary of the Liverpool District Managers' Club; and a keen golfer. Mr Jones was retiring to a cottage in Anglesey and had bought himself a new car, presumably to get him more quickly to the golf course, and a speed boat, with the same idea in mind for his fishing. After thanking Mr Buchanan for his kind remarks and his friends for their generosity Mr Jones wished his younger colleagues as happy a career as his had been. In retirement he hoped to enjoy the fruits of their labours for some time to come! Shortly before his retirement he lunched with the General Management at Head Office.

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1902 Mr C P Williams joined the service here MBM-Sp48P11

1919 to 1946 Mr Leslie S Johnson Manager MBM-Sp46P34

1946  to 1966 Mr L C Jones Manager MBM-Au66P52

1966 Mr DL Horton Manager MBM-Au66P06

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Mr C P Williams

Joined the Bank Here


Mr Leslie S Johnson


1919 to 1946

Mr L C Jones


1946 to 1966

Mr D L Horton


1966 onwards




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Index Number and District:






11-15-60 Liverpool Mossley Hill

Full Branch

7a Rose Lane Mossley Hill Liverpool L18 8AF

28 Liverpool

Mon to Fri1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

051 724 2061

Nightsafe Installed

Mr D L Horton Manager

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11-92-00 Liverpool Booker Avenue

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Liverpool Kirkby Trading Estate


18 December 1918

3 January 1928

15 December 1969

1 September 1978

Bank of Liverpool

Bank of Liverpool and Martins

Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-50-81 Liverpool Mossley Hill

Closed Permanently

Liverpool Myrtle Street

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