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Martins Bank 1928+

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Having worked for a few months in a temporary branch at Zetland Street, the staff of Martins Bank’s new Northallerton Branch are able to move into purpose-built premises in High Street towards the end of 1963.  The Branch occupies the ground floor, and the first floor is taken by Messrs Place Blair and Hatch Solicitors.  We can take a good look at the interior, thanks to several photographs taken at the time which have been made available by Barclays…

1966 Alec Wright Paintings Hung in Branch MBM-Sp66P22.jpg

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In Service: 1963/1964 until 12 December 1969

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1963 Northallerton Exterior view of front of branch, solicitors BGA Ref 30-2071

Branch Images © Barclays Ref 0030-0414

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Martins Bank is very keen to reflect the local nature of its Branch Network, and most of the newly built or opened Branches in the 1960s have specially commissioned artworks made for, and displayed within their premises. At Northallerton, local views by Yorkshire artist Alec Wright are hung against a background of wych elm (above and Below). The counter area is bright and welcoming, and still free of the bandit screens that will begin to put a barrier between staff and customer from the late 1960s onwards.

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Branch Images © Barclays Ref 0030-0414

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Privacy is afforded by the manager’s/interview room, and even a corner provides a useful space in which to work and keep the safe!

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Outside, the rear of the Branch provides adequate parking space for staff and customer. Unfortunately, it is not possible to read clearly the Car Park sign, but we have inlaid an image of an identical sign from another of Martins’ branch car parks.

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1963 Mr J R Carter  MBM-Wi63P23.jpg

1963 to 1966 Mr M P Ramsdale  MBM-Sp68P06.jpg

1963 to 1967 Mr T A Douglas Manager MBM-Sp68P04.jpg

1968 Mr TR Gregory Manager MBM-Sp68P07.jpg

BW Logo

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Mr J R Carter

On the Staff from

01 July 1963

Mr M P Ramsdale

On the Staff

1963

Mr T A Douglas

Manager

1963 to 1967

Mr T R Gregory

manager

1967 onwards

 

 

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BARCLAYS BANK LIMITED

193 High Street

LLOYDS BANK LIMITED

118 High Street

MARTINS BANK LIMITED

124 High Street

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MIDLAND BANK LIMITED

189 High Street

NATIONAL PROVINCIAL BANK

97 Market Place

Auction Mart

YORKSHIRE BANK LIMITED

116 High Street

 

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Title:

Type:

Address:

Index Number and District:

Hours:

 

Telephone:

Services:

Manager:

11-42-60 Northallerton

Full Branch

124 High Street Northallerton Yorkshire

382 North Eastern

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Northallerton 3562

Night Safe

Mr T R Gregory Manager

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Northallerton Zetland Street

1 July 1963

1963/1964

12 December 1969

Opened in temporary premises at Zetland Street

Moved to 124 High Street

Closed and business transferred to Barclays 193 High Street

Northenden (Cheshire)

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