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The imposing building at 9/11 Railway Street Altrincham, comes to Martins Bank through the merger in 1928 of the Lancashire and Yorkshire bank and the Bank of Liverpool and Martins.  This is one of only a few  branches to display its own date of birth – 1883 - in Roman numerals, the original “bar code” if you like! 

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In 1922 the branch is known as “Altrincham and Bowdon” under the management of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank’s Mr A H M Gow.  Altrincham (pronounced “Altringham” as if you have shortened the words “altering them”)  along with its neighbours at Broadheath, Hale, Timperley, Sale and Sale Moor receives little or no mention in Martins Bank Magazine.  This part of Cheshire is largely swallowed up by the growth of “Greater Manchester” from the late 1960s onwards, and we therefore need more information and your memories of working at or using these branches. If you can help, please get in touch with us at the usual address: martinsbankarchive@btinternet.com.

In service: 1883 – 25 November 2011

1922 Altrincham Branch Exterior as L & Y Bank.jpg 

Image © Barclays Ref: 0030/0039

It was with huge sadness that we learned of the demise of Altrincham branch in November 2011.  Whilst Barclays did not move out of Altrincham altogether, they relocated from this magnificent building to somewhere “a little more up to date”. For me personally, another piece of childhood has been lost.

Editor, EASTER 2011

 

We are indebted to the Grasshopper Pensioners’ Club for spotting and facilitating the display, and to our friends at Francis Frith – www.francisfrith.com - for the wonderfully atmospheric image (below, left) of Altrincham Branch as it looked in 1907, when it belonged to the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank.  The middle image is from our own collection, and features the Branch in 1922, and with Barclays’ 1940s image on the right, we can see how relatively unchanged this lovely building was through the passing of the years…

Image © The Francis Frith Collection – Ref 58605

Under licence to Martins Bank Archive

Image © Martins Bank Archive Collections – W N Townson Bequest

Image © Barclays Ref: 0030/0039

 

BARCLAYS BANK LIMITED

The Downs

1946 District Bank Logo from Cheque - MBAx1

DISTRICT BANK LIMITED

23 Stamford New Road        Bowdon

32-34 Railway Street

LLOYDS BANK LIMITED

Altrincham

Railway Street

 

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MARTINS BANK LIMITED

9/11 Railway Street

Broadheath

MIDLAND BANK LIMITED

Altrincham

NATIONAL PROVINCIAL BANK

Altrincham

 

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WESTMINSTER BANK LIMITED

Altrincham

The Downs

WILLIAMS DEACON’S BANK

Altrincham

Broadheath

 

 

1908 Mr W L A Wilkinson joined the bank here MBM-Su55P54.jpg

1922 Mr J F Tegg joined the bank here MBM-Wi63P55.jpg

1929 to 1952 Mr P W Cooper joined the bank here MBM-Su68P12

1935 to 1939 Mr E Brown Pro Manager MBM-Sp56P50.jpg

1935 to 1949 Mr J H Harrop Manager MBM-Au49P19.jpg

1938 to 1948 Mr R N Rowlands Pro Manager MBM-Su60P52.jpg

Mr W L A Wilkinson

Joined the Bank here

1908

Mr J F Tegg

Joined the Bank here

1922

Mr P W Cooper

Joined the Bank Here

1929 to 1952

Mr E Brown

Pro Manager

1935 to 1939

Mr J H Harrop

Manager

1935 to 1949

Mr R N Rowlands

Pro Manager

1938 to 1948

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1939 to 1939 Mr A N Barratt joined the bank here MBM-Au65P03.jpg

1943 to 1946 Mr W E Taylor pro Manager MBM-Au46P20.jpg

1946 to 1951 Mr R E Saunders joined the bank here MBM-Wi64P08.jpg

1948 to 1949 Mr G Reynolds MBM-Au64P04.jpg

1951 to 1958 Mr R P Hargraves Signing Authority MBM-Su66P56.jpg

Mr A N Barratt

Joined the Bank here

1939 to 1939

Mr W E Taylor

Pro Manager

1943 to 1946

Mr R E Saunders

Joined the Bank here

1946 to 1951

Mr G Reynolds

On the Staff

1948 to 1949

Mr W T Hughston

On the Staff

1948 to 1952

Mr R P Hargreaves

Signing Authority

1951 to 1958

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1952 to 1956 Mr F Henshall Manager MBM-Sp63P53.jpg

1956 to 1961 Mr R B Estill Limited Authority then Pro Manager MBM-Su66P05.jpg

1963 to 1967 Mr J Pendlebury Pro Manager MBM-Sp67P03.jpg

1967 Mr EK Bentley Pro Manager MBM-Sp67P05.jpg

1968 PM Richardson Pro Manager MBM-Su68P22.jpg

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Mr F Henshall

Manager

1952 to 1956

Mr R B Estill

Limited Authority

1956 to 1961

Mr J Pendelbury

Pro Manager

1963 to 1967

Mr E K Bentley

Pro Manager

1967

Mr P M Richardson

Pro Manager

1968

 

Title:

Type:

Address:

Index Number and District:

Hours:

 

Telephone:

Services:

Manager:

Martins Bank Limited 11-18-00 Altrincham

Full Branch

9/11 Railway Street Altrincham Cheshire

704 Manchester

Mon to Fri 10am to 3pm

Saturday 9am to 11.30am

061 928 5331/2

Nightsafe Installed

Mr J Chatwin Manager

Alston (Cumberland)

1883

3 January 1928

15 December 1969

25 November 2011

Opened by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank

Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-01-96 Altrincham Railway Street

Closed permanently from 12 Noon

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