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Martins Bank 1928+


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Image © Barclays Ref 0030/1964

The branch is open for full banking hours right up to the merger, and beyond it Neston continues in service for Barclays until being relocated to 19 High Street in the mid 1970s.

Neston Branch is opened by Martins Bank in 1938, as a self accounting sub branch to Heswall.  Business is sufficiently brisk to warrant this type of branch, where the Clerk in Charge is appointed at Pro Manager level – able to take many decisions alone, and the days work is processed at the sub branch rather than the parent.   During World War II, Neston is run by two of the Bank’s dedicated army of women managers, with Miss B E Shenton and Miss M C Grice each serving two years in the post.

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1938 to 1941 and 1945 to 1954 Mr D W Adam Clerk in Charge MBM-Sp65P56.jpg

1939 to 1942 Mr J N Smith joined the bank here MBM-Sp65P09.jpg

1941 to 1943 Mrs B E Shenton Clerk in Charge MBM-Sp47P25.jpg

1943 to 1945 Miss M C Grice Clerk in Charge MBM-Wi46P10.jpg

1951 to 1953 Mr NK Gibson MBM-Sp65P04.jpg

1954 to 1959 Mr J D Home clerk in charge MBM-Sp65P06.jpg

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Mr D W Adam

Clerk in Charge 1938-41

and 1945 to 1954

Mr J N Smith

Joined the Bank Here

1939 to 1942

Miss B E Shenton

Wartime Clerk in Charge

1941 to 1943

Miss M C Grice

Wartime Clerk in Charge

1943 to 1945

Mr N K Gibson

On the Staff

1951 to 1953

Mr J C Home

Clerk in Charge

1954 to 1959

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1959 to 1963 Mr R S Thomas Clerk in Charge MBM-Au66P04.jpg

1963 to 1964 Mr A J Corner Clerk in Charge MBM-Su65P07.jpg

1965 to 1969 Mr D G D Bosworth Clerk in Charge MBM-Su65P06.jpg

BW Logo

BW Logo

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Mr R S Thomas

Clerk in Charge

1959 to 1963

Mr A J Corner

Clerk in Charge

1963 to 1964

Mr D G D Bosworth

Clerk in Charge

1964 to 1969

Mr E H Griffiths

Clerk in Charge

1969 onwards



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Index Number and District:






11-29-60 Neston

Self accounting Sub to 11-56-40 HESWALL

11 High Street Neston Wirral Cheshire

85 Liverpool

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

051 336 4394

Nightsafe installed

Mr E H Griffiths Clerk in Charge


15 December 1969

8 July 1977


Opened by Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-58-87 Neston

Moved to 19 High Street Neston

Solicitors’ Practice