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Martins Bank 1928+

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Bank Staff who are likely to suffer regular paper cuts or bruised fingers from the careless use of a crossing stamp would be wise to have themselves placed at Martins Bank’s Willaston sub-Branch, as the Red Cross apparently operates from the same building!  Willaston opens in 1965 as a sub-Branch to Neston, and stays open until April 2000. The Wirral Peninsula has many Martins Branches and makes up a good sized portion of the Bank’s Liverpool District.  In the 1960s Willaston operates on reduced hours over four weekdays and is also open on Saturday mornings.

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We are grateful to friend of the Archive Craig Turner, who keeps an eye for us on open and closed Martins Bank branches in the Wirral area.  He contacted us to let us know what the former Branch at Willaston is currently being used for.  He wrote to us in 2014:


“When the branch closed in 2000 the solicitors were already occupying the right hand side. They took over the left hand side after it had been a (very small) art gallery for a short time. The original front door to the bank has been removed and there is a window in its place.”


If you have memories of Martins Bank, or images, or can help with identying the current usage of one of Martins Bank’s 980+ Branch buildings, please do get in touch with us at the usual address:

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Images © Barclays Ref 0030/3213

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1965 Willaston Exterior Close Up 30-3213.jpg

Images © Barclays Ref 0030/3213

Image © 2014 Craig Turner

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Index Number and District:






11-29-60 Willaston                                             

Sub to 11-29-60 Neston 

The Green Willaston Wirral Cheshire

85 Liverpool

Mon Tue Thu and Fri 1030-1300

Saturday 0930-1100

WILlaston 2309

Counter Service Only

Mr J S Thomson Manager


15 December 1969

7 April 2000


Opened by Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-58-87 Neston


Solicitors’ Practice

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