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Martins Bank operates a number of tiny sub branches in the Colne area, at Cottontree, Foulridge, Laneshaw Bridge, Primet Bridge, and Trawden.  Cottontree is opened by the Bank of Liverpool and Martins in 1919 but lasts only thirteen years, being closed down in Martins’ first branch reshuffle in the early 1930s.  

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Image © Barclays 1919

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At the time of opening, the Manager of Colne and its sub-Branches is the luxuriously titled Mr J Lascelles Wildman  There are stilll a few things missing from our Branch Details section below, so as ever we would appreciate your help.  At the time of the closure in 1932, the Manager of Colne Branch is Mr C J Verity who will progress from Martins Bank’s Craven District to one of the highest positions in the Bank – Chief General Manager.  If you can help with details or images relating to Cottontree or indeed any of Martins’ 990+ branch buildings, please get in touch with us at the usual address .

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Index Number and District:






11-199 Cottontree

Sub to 11-199 Colne

Cottontree Colne Lancashire

106 Craven

Not Known

Not Known

No Telephone

Counter Service Only

Mr J Lascelles Wildman Manager  Colne (1919)

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3 January 1928


Opened by the Bank of Liverpool and Martins Limited

Martins Bank Limited