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Martins Bank 1928+

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In Service: 6 September 1948 until 1962 (moved to 59 Ironmarket)

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Image BT 1959

The expansion of Martins Bank into the Midlands begins in the mid 1930s, with the establishment of branches in Birmingham, Hanley, Derby, Leicester Northampton and Nottingham. In 1948 a Branch is opened at Newcastle Under Lyme, in premises at 19 the Ironmarket that serve the Bank well until 1962, when it is time to find something a little more up to date and to allow the Bank to expand the business. You can see the new premises on our page for 59 Ironmarket, where you will also find a longer version of the following article printed in Martins Bank Magazine in 1965

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1965 03 MBM.jpgNewcastle, Staffs is NOT in the potteries, and everybody there takes great trouble to point this out. It is on the edge, independent, attractive in many respects, a mixture of old and new, proud of its history and its association with John of Gaunt: on its golf course students from the nearby University of Keele are uncovering roman relics. Our branch was opened in 1948 by Mr F J Mitchell who later became manager at Walsall. He was assisted by Mr J R Dakin, now manager at Longton, and one of the results of our trip was to remind us that the history of these branches constitutes a management success story in itself to quell misgivings about working in unglamorous places. The new premises at Newcastle opened three years ago, and the increase in business has raised the staff from five to thirteen in ten years.

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1948 to 1955 Mr F J Mitchell Manager MBM-Au59P52.jpg

1948 Mr J R Dakin Branch Second MBM-Sp69P54.jpg

1956 to 1959 Mr J Bridgwood  MBM-Wi66P05.jpg

1960 to 1962 Mr RW Bywell Ltd Auth MBM-Wi64P06.jpg

1965 Mr F G Armstrong  MBM-Au65P29.jpg

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Mr F J Mitchell


1948 to 1955

Mr J R Dakin

Branch Second


Mr J Bridgwood

On the Staff

1956 to 1959

Mr R W Bywell

Limited Authority

1960 to 1962

Mr F G Armstrong


1955 Onwards






Index Number and District:






11-34-60 Newcastle under Lyme

Full Branch

19 The Ironmarket newcastle under Lyme Staffordshire

552 Midland

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Newcastle under Lyme 65230

Nightsafe Installed

Mr F G Armstrong (1955 onwards)

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6 September 1948


Opened by Martins Bank Limited

Closed and relocated to 59 Ironmarket

Newcastle-under-Lyme 59 Ironmkt

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