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West Riding Union Bank

 

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Image © Barclays 1928

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The West Riding Union Bank is taken over by the Lancashire and Yorkshire bank in 1902, and another clutch of main and sub branches find their way into what will become Martins’ portfolio of branches.  The Head Office of the West Riding Bank is at Huddersfield, and the bank operates a further nine main and five sub branches.  Barely three miles from Holmfirth is the village of Honley (listed here in Kelly’s 1927 Directory of Yorkshire), where a sub-Branch is operated under Huddersfield Branch.  Honley survives until being mothballed by Martins in 1941 because of the Second World War. The Bank’s minutes from February 1945 note that the Branch would not re-open:

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80/588.  07.02.1945 “Honley branch (sub to Huddersfield) closed at end of 1941 as a wartime measure, it was agreed that it should not be re-opened”

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Sadly we have no images of the branch, or any of the staff who manned it, so If you can help with images and/or information about this or any of Martins Bank’s 930+ branches, please do get in touch with us at the usual address gutinfo@btinternet.com.  

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11-362 Honley

Sub to 11-362 Huddersfield

Honley Holmfirth Yorkshire

747 Manchester

Friday 1000-1200

No Saturday Service

No Telephone

Counter only

Mr W H Crabtree Manager 1922 (L & Y Bank)

pre 1902

15 July 1902

3 January 1928

1941

7 February 1945

West Riding Union Bank

Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank

Martins Bank Limited

Mothballed for World War Two

Decision taken not to re-open this Branch

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