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A question of economy?

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Full details of Martins Bank’s Branch at Lindal in Furness are likely to remain something of a mystery to us.

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Image © Barclays 1929

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Bank of Liverpool and Martins Annual Report and Accounts - Image © Barclays 1922

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Furness Area Map.jpgFrom the information available, we see that it is opened by the Bank of Liverpool and Martins in September 1922, and that it closes again just nine years later.  As is the case for many of Martins Bank’s pre 1940 branches, we are still looking for surviving images, and as we slowly build our second staff database for the years prior to 1946, staff records for some of these tiny outlets are equally conspicuous by their absence. 

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Perhaps Lindal is not so successful as it is surrounded by several other branches – at Askam, Barrow, Kirkby and Dalton in Furness, not to mention Ulverston and Greenodd, but it is worth noting that Lindal is one of several branches and sub branches to be closed in 1931, and this does seem to tie in with the building of Martins’ lavish new HEAD OFFICE in Liverpool, and the complete rebuilding of London Office at 68 LOMBARD STREET.

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Index Number and District:






11-222 Lindal In Furness

Sub to 11-222 Dalton in Furness

Main Street Lindal in Furness Lancashire

209 Northern

Friday 0930-1330

No Saturday Service

No telephone

Counter Service Only

Mr C A Wolfenden Manager (Dalton in Furness)

15 September 1922

3 January 1928


opened by Bank of Liverpool and Martins

Martins Bank Limited