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North Eastern Banking Company

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Of the two Jarrow Branches that are passed to Martins Bank through the 1914 amalgamation of the Bank of Liverpool with the North Eastern Banking Company, only the office at 68 Ellison Street survives up to the merger with Barclays in 1969, and indeed continues to serve customers into the Twenty-First Century.

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Images © Geographia (and Successors) 1968, Barclays 1925, BT 1929.

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The Branch at 52 Ormonde Street is listed in Kellyís Directory 1914 as including the Managerís Private Residence. Martinsí office there is amongst those Branches to be closed in the first real consolidation of the Branch portfolio in 1930.This follows the rebuiilding of 68 Lombard Street London, and the erection of the Bankís lavish new Head Office at water Street in Liverpool, which require a careful look at assets in order to achieve. We have only a few details about Ormonde street Branch, and no period images apart from one member of the staff shown below.As ever, if you can help fill in any of the gaps or provide memories or images, please do get in touch with us at the usual address

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Mr Andrew Smith

On the Staff

1907 to 1914







index Number and District:






11-391 Jarrow Ormonde Street

Full Branch

52 Ormonde Street Jarrow County Durham

324 North Eastern

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130 

Jarrow 239

Counter and Nightsafe

Mr W E Norman Manager



7 August 1914

18 December 1918

3 January 1928


Opened by North Eastern Banking Company

Bank of Liverpool

Bank of Liverpool and Martins

Martins Bank Limited