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Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank

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The Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank opens this sub-Branch to its Rochdale Yorkshire Street Branch in 1911. In 1919 when the Bank of Liverpool and Martins absorbs the Palatine Bank, they also find themselves with a main Branch and a sub Branch at Rochdale. When everyone merge in 1928, this gives Rochdale FOUR branches of the newly created Martins Bank! This image of Rochdale Smallbridge sub branch is taken about ten years after the 1928 merger of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank with the Bank of Liverpool and Martins.  It is the smaller of Rochdale’s two sub branches, the other – at BUERSIL – is self accounting, and open for the full banking week.  Both make it into the hands of Barclays in 1969, but Smallbridge closes first – in 1989 – followed by Buersil in 1992.

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1937 Rochdale Smallbridge Exterior Close Up BGA Ref 30-3344.jpg

Image © Barclays Ref 0030/3344


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Mr Fred Mellor

Clerk in Charge

1923 to 1938






Index Number and District:






11-19-70 Rochdale Smallbridge

Sub to 11-19-70 Rochdale

236 Halifax Road Smallbridge Rochdale Lancashire

774 Manchester

Mon to Fri 1000-1300

Saturday 0930-1100

Rochdale 45236

Counter Service Only

Mr F Openshaw Manager (Rochdale)


3 January 1928

15 December 1969

28 April 1989


opened by Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank

Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-72-67 Rochdale Yorkshire Street


Address registered to Delta Fire Engineers