Jersey’s two sub branches, at Gorey and St Brelade are really good examples of the modern look that Martins strives to achieve in the 1960s – a look that wouldn’t be out of place today.   Although St Helier Branch is featured in detail in Martins Bank Magazine, this photo of St Brelade is the only printed reminder of this attractive and modern looking sub-Branch. Despite having been operated for full hours across the six day banking week, St Brelade is one of many Martins Branches surplus to requirements at the time of the merger with Barclays, and by closing on 12 December 1969 it joins the illustrious ranks of those to have only ever served the customers of Martins Bank.

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Image – Martins Bank Archive

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From coin counting to coffee beans: Today’s building is relatively unchanged, and still recognisable. It doesn’t look too bad, for a 1960s concrete concoction, but that modern day grey image doesn’t do it any favours.  There was, we think,  always something optimistic about the more “Mediterranean” whitewashed look of the original, redolent of holidays in faraway places…

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BARCLAYS BANK LIMITED

LLOYDS BANK LIMITED

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MARTINS BANK LIMITED

MIDLAND BANK LIMITED

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WESTMINSTER BANK

WILLIAMS DEACON’S BANK

 

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Title:

Type:

Address:

Index Number and District:

Hours:

 

Telephone:

Services:

Manager:

Martins Bank Limited 11-36-70 St Brelade

Sub to 11-36-70 St Helier

26 The Parade Quennevais Estate St Brelade Jersey Channel Islands

465 London

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0930-1130

Jersey CENtral 43711

No Nightsafe

Mr I L Chambers Manager (St Helier)

 

1960

12 December 1969

Currently

Opened by Martins Bank Limited

Closed

“The Coffee Bean Café”

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