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Bank of Liverpool and Martins

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The Co-op’s got Bananas… 

The Autobiography of Hunter Davies OBE, author journalist and broadcaster, seems at first glance to be an unlikely link with Martins Bank, yet it contains a reference to Stanwix, one of two sub branches to Carlisle that are opened between 1926 and 1928.  The other, at Dalston closes in 1940 and even Stanwix itself goes in 1958 - well before the 1969 merger of Martins with Barclays.  Stanwix sub-Branch is situated one mile due North of the City Centre on Scotland Road.

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Text copyright © Hunter Davies 2016, reproduced

by kind permission of Simon & Schuster UK Ltd

 

Extracts from Martins Bank Limited Annual Report and Accounts for 1928 © Barclays

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It is one of a small parade of shops and businesses known (quite appropriately) as Stanwix Bank.  The only listing of opening hours that we can find for this branch is from 1929, when Stanwix is available for just half an hour each week on a Friday!  Despite this, the axe doesn’t fall for another thirty years and Stanwix closes down at the beginning of December 1958. The only listing of opening hours that we can find for this branch is from 1929, when Stanwix is available for just half an hour each week on a Friday!  Despite this, the axe doesn’t fall for another thirty years and Stanwix closes down at the beginning of December 1958. Our thanks must go to Derek Longden, Friend of the Archive who contacted us having spotted the reference to Stanwix in Hunter Davies’ Book.

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Title:

Type:

Address:

Index Number and District:

Hours:

 

Telephone:

Services:

Manager:

11-175 Stanwix

Sub to 11-175 Carlisle

Stanwix Bank 11 Scotland Road Stanwix Carlisle Cumberland

207 Northern

Friday 1030-1100

No Saturday Service 

No Telephone

Counter Service Only

Mr E Newhouse Manager (Carlisle) 

11 May 1928

1 December 1958

opened by Martins Bank Limited

Closed

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