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Bank of Liverpool

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The Bank of Liverpool opens a branch in New Brighton in 1897.  The image above shows the branch about forty years after it was opened.  This part of the Wirral Peninsuala has a total of seven branches of Martins Bank over the years, the same number as nearby Birkenhad. Of these, only one branch is still open today.  Martins Bank Magazine never visited New Brighton, but luckily for us, it does provide report on the retirement in 1962 of the Branch’s larger than life Manager, Basil Williams, whose role in MARTINS BANK OPERATIC SOCIETY really is legendary… You can read much more about the Society and its many and varied productions, by clicking on the link).

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Image © Barclays Ref 0030/1975

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1962 01 MBM.jpgAt the end of November a well-known personality on Merseyside retired. Mr. Basil Williams was known not only as Manager of New Brighton branch but also for his many years as a principal and Musical Director of the Bank's Operatic Society, and latterly as Musical Director of the Birkenhead Amateur Operatic Society. At a cocktail party held at the branch, Mr. and Mrs. Williams were the hosts to colleagues, friends and customers who had gathered in his honour. Mr. N. N. Jobling, Liverpool District General Manager, in making the presentation of a cheque on behalf of the subscribers, wished Mr. Williams a long and happy retirement and thanked him on behalf of the General Management for his loyal and efficient service. Mrs. Marjorie Milner, the senior lady, then presented Mrs. Williams with a bouquet. Mr. Williams commenced his reply by paying a tribute to Mr. Jobling, whose qualities of leadership, courtesy and kindness he so much admired.  He said he had had an interesting and rewarding career in the Bank, and made reference to his musical interests which he hopes to widen on his retirement. In welcoming his colleagues and friends and thanking everybody for their present, he said he was delighted to see among those present Mr. William Corlett, Producer of the Birkenhead Amateur Operatic Society, and some of his customers. He concluded by congratulating his successor, Mr. F. A. Clayton, and made a very kind and appreciative reference to each member of his staff in turn for their support over the years. Mr. Lock, a customer whose family had banked with Martins for 80 years, then added his warm appreciation of Mr. Williams's help and kindness to him during his managership. Mr. Williams entered the Bank at Wrexham in 1917 and six years later he went to Chester where he remained for five years. He then spent varying periods at Head Office, Liverpool City Office, Charing Cross and Lower Bebington, prior to entering the R.A.F. in 1942. On his return, after a short spell in Chief Accountant's Department, Head Office, he became Manager of New Brighton branch in 1946.

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1915 to 1916 Mr W R Woods  MBM-Sp57P50.jpg

1917 Mr H A Smith joined the abnk here MBM-Wi61P53.jpg

1919 to 1920 Mr L W Lloyd MBM-Au53P50.jpg

1938 to 1939 Mr W A Makeham joined the bank here MBM-Sp68P04.jpg

1946 to 1946 Mr A L D Carson MBM-Su64P04.jpg

1946 to 1962 Mr B A Williams Manager MBM-Sp62P49.jpg

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Mr W R Woods

On the Staff

1915 to 1916

Mr H A Smith

Joined the Bank Here


Mr L W Lloyd

On the Staff

1919 to 1920

Mr W A Makeham

Joined the Bank Here

1938 to 1939

Mr A L D Carson

On the Staff

1946 to 1946

Mr Basil A Williams


1946 to 1961

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1961 to 1965 Mr F H Clayton Manager MBM-Su65P07.jpg

1965 Mr JT Fawcett Clerk in Charge MBM-Su65P04.jpg

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Mr F H Clayton


1961 to 1965

Mr J T Fawcett

Clerk in Charge

1965 onwards








Index Number and District:






11-31-60 Wallasey New Brighton

Self Accounting Sub to 11-93-80 Wallasey

122 Victoria Road New Brighton Wallasey Cheshire

30 Liverpool

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

NEW Brighton 3662

Nightsafe Installed

Mr J T Fawcett pro Manager

March 1897

18 December 1918

3 January 1928

15 December 1969

29 May 1998


opened by the Bank of Liverpool

Bank of Liverpool and Martins

Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-59-10 New Brighton


Wine Bar

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