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Martins Bank 1928+

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Just quietly getting on with the job…


1947It’s all a bit unusual really – so many of Martins Bank’s Yorkshire branches have star billing, visits and pictures in Martins Bank Magazine, and a full gallery of staff images, but Rotherham doesn’t.  This branch seems to have slipped by into the past without a mention, having quietly got on with the job for thirty years.  This leaves us a little short of material for Rotherham’s page in the Online Archive.

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Image © Barclays Ref 0030/2466

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1950 s Rotherham Interior 1 BGA Ref 33-484.jpgWhilst there is little we can tell you about Rotherham now, we are indeed fortunate to have a selection of images of the branch, and we have found four members of the staff for our gallery below.There is always the hope that one of you out there visiting our online archive might have memories or pictures that will help us give Rotherham branch a more prominent feature article. 

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If you can help with images and/or information about this or any of Martins Bank’s 930+ Branch Buildings, please do get in touch with us at the usual address    Rotherham is part of Martins Bank’s Leeds District and is opened in 1947 by Manager Mr C Tindall. 

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This photograph (left) shows how the interior of the branch looked at that time, until the branch refurbishment programme of the mid-1960s. Typical of many refurbishments, Rotherham is brought up to date in 1965 with a sleek wood fronted counter (still without the need for security grilles) and a functional back office more suited to the computer age that is about to turn branch banking on its head…

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Images © Barclays Ref 0033/0484

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1947 to 1953 Mr C Tindall opens this branch as Manager MBM-Au63P59.jpg

1948 to 1949 Mr J A Hill MBM-Su67P04

1949 to 1950  Mr R Wood MBM-Au66P03

1967 to 1968  Andrew D Reid Joined the Bank Here MBM-Su69P47

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Mr C Tindall

Opens this Branch as Manager 1947 to 1953

Mr J A Hill

On the Staff

1948 to 1949

Mr R Wood

On the Staff

1949 to 1950

Andrew D Reid

Joined the Bank Here

1967 to 1968






Index Number and District:






11-27-70 Rotherham

Full Branch

17 Moorgate Street Rotherham Yorkshire

634 Leeds

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Rotherham 4519


Mr J G Holdsworth Manager

6 October 1947

15 December 1969

30 October 1977


Opened by Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-73-06 Rotherham


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