Bank of Liverpool

The Bank of Liverpool opens a Branch on the corner of Bedford Street South and Myrtle Street in 1899. Not quite the type of corner aspect for which the Bank of  Liverpool usually goes, whilst the Bank’s name can be seen in both streets, the doorway to the Branch itself is to be found in only one street rather than being on the diagonal.

Poor old Myrtle, she does look a little unloved in this photo, perhaps she is indignant at having to spend her final days as a sub-Branch to LIVERPOOL UNIVERSITY.  She does at least survive until (but not beyond) the 1969 merger of Martins and Barclays, a better achievement than LIVERPOOL SCOTLAND ROAD which is bulldozed in 1966 to make way for the Mersey Tunnel Project, and from which some of the Myrtle Street staff shown below have come. 

With no internal photographs to be found, and no visit to Myrtle Street by Martins Bank Magazine, this is all we are able to bring you for now. If however, you are able to help with images and/or information about this or any of Martins Bank’s 990+ other Branch buildings, please do get in touch with us at the usual address:

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In Service: 1899 until 12 December 1969

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Image © Barclays Ref: 0030/1675

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1917 Mr J W Ratcliffe joined the bank here MBM-Su61P54.jpg

1939 to 1940 Mr R J Lees MBM-Su49P41.jpg

1946 to 1947 Mr D E Snelson MBM-Sp67P07.jpg

1950 to 1952 Mr C Harris joined the bank here MBM-Wi65P06.jpg

1951 to 1957 then 1959 to 1966 Mr J H Walker as Manager MBM-Au69P56.jpg

1952 to 1954 Mr J Nicholls joined the bank here MBM-Au67P04.jpg

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Mr J W Ratcliffe

Joined the Bank Here


Mr R J Lees

On the Staff

1939 to 1940

Mr D E Snelson

On the Staff

1946 to 1947

Mr C Harris

Joined the Bank Here

1950 to 1952

Mr J H Walker

On the Staff 1951-57

Manager 1959-66

Mr J Nicholls

Joined the Bank Here

1952 to 1954

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1952 to 1954 Mr W G Morris joined the bank here MBM-Su67P07.jpg

1953 to 1951 Mr A S McKintosh joined the bank here MBM-Sp69P11.jpg

1960 to 1967 Mr RL Cockhill ltd auth then pro Manager MBM-Wi66P04.jpg

1966 to 1967 Mr H G Campbell Manager MBM-Su66P06.jpg

1967 Mr L Eadie pro Manager MBM-Sp67P07.jpg

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Mr W G Morris

Joined the Bank Here

1952 to 1954

Mr A S McIntosh

Joined the Bank Here

1953 to 1961

Mr R L Cockhill

Limited Authority

1960 to 1967

Mr H G Campbell


1966 to 1967

Mr L Eadie

Clerk in Charge


Mr K Marsden

Clerk in Charge

1967 to 1968

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Index Number and District:






Martins Bank Limited 11-22-60 Liverpool Myrtle Street

Self Accounting Sub to 11-81-80 Liverpool University

12 Myrtle Street Liverpool L7 7DR

90 Liverpool

Mon to Fri 1100-1400

Saturday 0930-1100

ROYal 3924

Nightsafe Installed

Mr W G Morris Manager (Liverpool University)

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Liverpool Mossley Hill


18 December 1918

3 January 1928

12 December 1969

Opened by the Bank of Liverpool

Bank of Liverpool and Martins

Martins Bank Limited


Liverpool Old Swan

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