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Halifax Commercial Bank

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Ovenden is listed as an agency of the Halifax Commercial Bank as early as 1893.  The Halifax Commercial merges with the Bank of Liverpool and Martins in 1920.  In Martins’ time Ovenden is a sub branch to No 16 Silver Street Halifax, and remains open until 1942 when the pressures of War on staffing levels makes it necessary to close or mothball a number of smaller branches.  This is also the end of an era for a small group of tiny sub branches to Halifax, with the closure of RIPPONDEN on 25 July 1942, and    and Ovenden on the same day as each other, 31 August 1942. 

Extract from Martins Bank Limited Annual Report and Account for 1934 © Barclays

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Image © BT 1929

 

 

 

This is the second time in the modern history of Martins that the Bank has had to consolidate its network of branches in the North.   We are still looking for more details of Ovenden sub-Branch, and if you can help with information or pictures of this or any of Martins Bank’s 930+ Branches and sub-Branches, please do get in touch with us at the usual address – gutinfo@btinternet.com . 

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Manager:

11-323 Ovenden

Sub to 11-323 HALIFAX 16 SILVER STREET

360 Ovenden Road Halifax Yorkshire

618 Leeds

Not Known 

Not Known

Halifax 2112

Counter service Only

Mr R B Sutton Manager (Halifax, 1940)

1893

16 January 1920

3 January 1928

31 August 1942

Currently

The Halifax Commercial Banking Company

Bank of Liverpool and Martins

Martins Bank Limited

Closed for World War II and not re-opened

Shoe Repair Shop

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