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The Adelphi Bank opens its Branch at Cadishead in 1892, seven years before  amalgamating with the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank.  The branch passes to Martins in 1928, and, more or less at the same address, has been serving customers ever since.  (In 1974 Barclays moves two doors down Liverpool Road to No 124).  For our feature below, we journey back to August 1955, and the retirement of Mr H I Jones after twenty-one years as Manager at Cadishead.  Mr Jones’s first appointment was as Clerk in Charge of NEWTON LE WILLOWS, a branch that only survives three years under Martins before facing the axe. As usual for these retirement features, Martins Bank Magazine is there to report on events and pay tribute to Mr Jones…

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In Service: 1892 until 1974

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Image © Barclays Ref 0030-0509

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1955 04 MBM.jpg1955 Mr H I Jones Manager MBM-Wi55P45.jpgAt the end of August Mr. H. I. Jones. Manager at Cadishead since 1934. retired.  He entered the service of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank in 1913 and his first appoint­ment was as Clerk-in-Charge at Newton le-Willows in 1925. In 1927 he was appointed Clerk-in-Charge at Lymm, where he remained until 1934. On September 7th Mr. and Mrs. Jones entertained past and present members of the staff to high tea at the Fir Grove Hotel, Grappenhall.  Mrs. Jones was presented with a bouquet by Miss Mavis Evans and Mr. C. Houghton then presented Mr. and Mrs. Jones with a cheque on behalf of the subscribers, with an expression of good wishes for a long and happy retirement. Mr. Shenton, Man­chester Superintendent of Branches, associ­ated himself with what had been said and referred to his early banking experience with Mr. Jones.  In responding,  Mr. Jones proposed a toast to the future of the Bank, to which Mr. Teare, the new Manager, replied. Mr. Jones acted as Local Treasurer of the National Savings Committee and of the War Memorial and other funds and is an enthusiastic Freemason. We remember with pleasure meeting Mr. and Mrs. Jones on the Bank tour to Austria last year and the many friends they made on that occasion will wish to join with us in expressing every good wish for the future.

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The march of progress…

As the computerisation of bank accounts becomes a reality, the humble cheque has a big part to play. The bottom line of a cheque was first the preserve of a hand-written amount and a signature, then just a signature, and finally a clear space for the magnetic ink characters that will one day lead to the closure of bank branches altogether…

Images © 1954 and 1969 Martins Bank Archive Collections – Alan Jones

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1936 to 1939 Mr K Ainsworth joined the bank here MBM-Sp66P06.jpg

1950 to 1951 Mr J Middleton MBM-Au64P06.jpg

1955 to 1967 Mr R M Teare Manager MBM-Sp67P53.jpg

1967 Mr H Mayhall Manager MBM-Sp67P04.jpg

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Mr H I Jones


1934 to 1955

Mr K Ainsworth

Joined the Bank Here

1936 to 1939

Mr J Middleton

On the Staff

1950 to 1951

Mr R M Teare


1955 to 1967

Mr H Mayhall


1967 onwards


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Index Number and District






11-44-20 Cadishead

Full Branch

128 Liverpool Road Cadishead Manchester

719 Manchester

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

061 775 2440

Nightsafe Installed

Mr H Mayhall Manager

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11-39-20 Bury Tottington


10 June 1899

3 January 1928

15 December 1969


The Adelphi Bank Limited

The Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank

Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-16-56 Cadishead

Closed and moved to 124 Liverpool Road

Caldbeck (Cumberland)

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