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The Mercantile Bank of Lancashire  opens a branch at 7 Derby Street Leek, between September and November 1899. Two amalgamations bring the branch into the hands of Martins Bank Limited in 1928, and Martins trades from here until - even with the merger pending - 1969, it was felt that newer, more commodious premises would be appropriate to meet the needs of the Bank’s growing business in this Staffordshire town. 

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The new office was opened across the road at No 16 DERBY STREET, but it survuved only until 4 Feberuary 1972, when business was transferred to the Barclays Branch at 83 Haywood Street.

In Service: Sep-Nov 1899 until 1969

Image © Martins Bank Archive Collections

Image © Barclays Ref 0030/1589

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This Leek Branch cheque from the collection of Stephen Walker was printed in June 1951. It bears the NATIONAL NUMBER for Leek Branch, 11-431. By the early 1960s the advent of READER/SORTER technology, sees British banks adopting the six-digit sorting sode numbers that are still in use today.

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Image © Martins Bank Archive Collection - Stephen Walker

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr K E Stansfield

On the Staff

1940 to 1941

Mr R N Rowlands

Manager

1948 to 1960

 

 

 

 

 

BARCLAYS BANK LIMITED

Haywood Street

Cattle Market

DISTRICT BANK LIMITED

Leek Branch

Cattle Market

LLOYDS BANK LIMITED

9 Smithfield

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARTINS BANK LIMITED

Derby Street

Cattle Market

MIDLAND BANK LIMITED

Derby Street

Cattle Market

WESTMINSTER BANK LIMITED

Cattle Market

Derby Street

 

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Martins Bank Limited 11-431 Leek

Full Branch

7 Derby Street Leek Staffordshire

752 Manchester

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Leek 3628

Nightsafe Installed

Mr E L Medcalf Manager

Leamington Spa

Sept-Oct 1899

1 July 1904

3 January 1928

1969

Opened by the Mercantile Bank of Lancashire

Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank Limited

Martins Bank Limited

Closed and business moved to 16 Derby Street

Leek 16 Derby Street

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