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Martins Bank 1928+ 

Martins Bank’s temporary Branch at 19 Heaton Road Byker is one of many premises up and down the land that are leased for between six months and two and a half years so that original Branch buildings can undergo redecoration, alteration, and in a few cases a complete rebuild. A doctor’s surgery stands today on the site of 19 Heaton Road, the original building used by Martins having been bullbozed to make way for new development of this part of Byker.  The alterations at Byker take just over a year to complete, and the interior of the original Branch at 2 Addison Road looks all the better for it when it re-opens in September 1962:

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In Service: 24 July 1961 until 15 September 1962

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Opened 24 July 1961 . . .

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Advertisement Images © Martins Bank Archive Collections – Remastered 2018.

2 Addison Road Interior Image (left)

© Barclays Ref 0030/1988

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. . . Closed 15 September 1962

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We always love to hear from those who remember having to work through and around the alteration and/or rebuilding of Martins Bank’s Branches.  If you have memories and or photographs of your time with the Bank, please do share them with us, either by visiting our FACEBOOK® page, or by sending us an email to the usual address:

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1960 to 1961 Mr R M Hall MBM-Sp64P08.jpg

1962 to 1964 Mr T E Smith Pro Manager MBM-Au64P04.jpg





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Mr A N Duncan


1957 onwards

Mr R M Hall

On the Staff

1960 to 1961

Mr J Barrow

Pro Manager

1961 to 1963

Mr T E Smith

Pro Manager

1962 to 1964



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Index Number and District:






11-43-20 Newcastle Upon Tyne Byker

Temporary Full Branch

15 Heaton Road Byker Newcastle upon Tyne 6

314 North Eastern

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Newcastle 655482

Nightsafe Installed

Mr A N Duncan TD Manager

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Newcastle Byker Addison Road

24 July 1961

15 September 1962

Opened by Martins Bank Limited

Closed and moved to 2 Addison Road

Newcastle City office

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