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Martins Bank 1928+

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A touch of the unexotic…

image038On the highly imaginatively titled “Admin Road” sits Martins Bank’s totally unexotic but extremely practical Sub Branch at Kirkby Industrial Estate.  It looks as if things might be a bit noisy when heavy rain hits that roof, and perhaps the staff and customers have to shout at one another to compensate! 

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1960 s Kirkby Industrial Estate Liverpool exterior BGA Ref 30-1516

Image © Barclays Ref 0030/1516

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In the 1960s, Kirkby Trading Estate Branch is a sub-Branch to Kirkby, which is in turn a self accounting sub Branch to Liverpool Clubmoor.   It opens in 1946 just after the extention of the tramway alongside what is now the A580 to the trading estate itself.  Up to the time of the merger with Barclays, the Branch opens Monday to Friday only. Under Barclays it survives until 1983. Although Martins Branch directory uses the words “industrial estate”, it is still known today as the trading estate…

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1953 03 MBM.jpgMajor J N Smith RA TA, Manager of our Kirkby Trading Estate Branch, reporting the Royal Guard of Honour to Her Majesty the Queen.

1953 Mr J N Smith Manager is presented to HM Queen at Rhyl MBM-Au53P07.jpg

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1946 to 1947 Mr L J Walton Clerk in Charge MBM-Wi51P51.jpg

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Mr L J Walton

Clerk in Charge

1946 to 1947






Index Number and District:






11-23-50 Liverpool Kirkby Industrial Estate

Sub To 11-23-50 Kirkby

Admin Road Kirkby Industrial Estate Kirkby Liverpool L33 7TR

91 Liverpool

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

No Saturdaqy Service

SIMonswood 3244

Counter Service Only

Mr B I Hill Manager (Clubmoor)


15 December 1969

31 March 1983


Opened by Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-47-02 Kirkby Liverpool Cherryfield Drive