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1960 s Widnes Derby Road Exterior 1 Close Up BGA Ref 30-3202

Branch Images © Barclays Ref 30/3202

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1960 s Widnes Derby Road Exterior 2 BGA 30-3202Martins Bank has two branches in Widnes, one at Victoria Road, and this one at Derby Road which is an original branch of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank. During Martins’ time, Widnes (along with Warrington) is still in Lancashire and to confuse things further, the sub-Branch at Derby Road is also known as Farnworth Branch.  Both Widnes offices survive the merger with Barclays by a number of years.  Barclays has a futher branch in the town known as Simms Cross, and our editor remembers well installing new computer equipment at all of the Widnes Branches in the late 1980s.   By the end of the 1960s, Derby Road opens daily on reduced hours including a half hour lunch break, and for two hours on Saturday morning.  The branch is closed by Barclays at the beginning of 1994.

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Index Number and District:






11-39-90 Widnes Derby Road (Farnworth)              

Sub to 11-39-90 Widnes

69 Derby Road Widnes Lancashire

97 Liverpool

Mon to Fri 1030-1230 and 1300-1430

Saturday 0930-1130

051 424 2147 / 2273

Counter Service Only

Mr R Williamson Manager



15 December 1969

24 January 1994


Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank

Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-96-31 Widnes Victoria Road


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