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Nenthead is a small mining village about 5 miles from Alston, and it sits some 1500 feet above sea level We have very little information about Martins Bank’s sub-Branch at Nenthead which is closed in 1961. 

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Extract from Bank of Liverpool & Martins Annual Report for 1919 © Barclays

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Extract from Bank of Liverpool & Martins Annual Report for 1919 © Barclays

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A sub-Branch is originally opened there in 1919 by the Bank of Liverpool and Martins Ltd, and the only recorded opening hours we can find from the Branch’s early days are from 1929, listed in Kellys Directory™ as Friday 1030 to 1100.  In the Spring of 1951 Mr R D Dawson is listed as being promoted to the position of “Manager, Alston and Nenthead Sub Branch”, and we believe this to be the only mention of Nenthead in Martins Bank Magazine.  This is a wonderfully remote and beautiful part of the country, and we’d love to know more about Martins’ forty-two year stint here. If you have any memories or images that might help, please contact us at the usual address: gutinfo@btinternet.com

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Title:

Type:

Address:

Index Number and District:

Hours:

 

Telephone:

Services:

Manager:

11-17-00  Nenthead

Sub to 11-17-00 ALSTON

Nenthead Alston Cumberland

396 North Eastern

Friday 1030 to 1100 (1929)

No Saturday Service

Alston 234

Counter Service Only

Mr W Maddison Manager (Alston 1961)

1919

3 January 1928

1961

opened by the Bank of Liverpool and Martins

Martins Bank Limited

Closed

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