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It is always nice when pieces of evidence are available to confirm (or deny) key details about a particular Branch.  In bringing you nearly 990 Branch sites for Martins Bank, we have naturally used a colossal amount of historical information. 

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Image © Barclays 1927

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Image © BT 1927


In some cases there might only be one source, if we are lucky, two or more really “seals the deal” as it were. Colne holds a fascinating place in our list of Martins Bank Branches.  For such a quiet little town, tucked away in deepest Lancashire, Colne has what might seem to be a disproportionate share of Branches and sub Branches.   There is, we know, no substitute for a picture of a particular Branch, but without that luxury, Martins Bank’s own branch listings and the immensly valuable Phone Book entries have helped us out many times!  The original Craven Bank Branch at Church Street is retained in favour of the L & Y Bank’s Market Street Office, which is closed by the end of 1928.

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Index Number and District:

Hours :





11-199 Colne Market Street


4 Market Street Colne Lancashire

106 Craven

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Bury 36

Counter Service

Mr H Ward Manager

Pre 1922

3 January 1928


Opened by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank

Martins Bank Limited