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Martins Bank 1928+

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1958 Exterior showing sign only and smiling service sign on shop next door MBM-Wi58P24.jpg

 

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North Shields Tynemouth Martins ext1

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1932 COA.jpgOpened by Martins Bank in 1932, Tynemouth sub-Branch has plenty of character as witnessed by the wonderful image above.   Being in a business and shopping area on Front Street in Tynemouth means that the Branch is open full banking hours, including Saturday mornings. Compared with opening hours in the twenty-first century, Saturday opening in the 1960s covers the majority of our Branches and Sub Branches, giving a six day service to many smaller towns and villages. The image above (left) appeared in Martins Bank Magazine at the end of 1958, when the shop next door to the branch seemed to be competing for Martins’ customers, with this ostentatious offer of “Smiling Service”!  We were delighted to hear from Paul Davy who contacted us following an appeal for information about the current use of the building. Paul tells us that it has been converted into two flats upstairs, and a café downstairs.

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Under Barclays, Tynemouth underwent a radical change which brought this lovely old building firmly into the “glam rock” 1970s.  Thankfully things today are no longer so “in your face” as this frankly frightening image from 1975…

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Title:

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Address:

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Telephone:

Services:

Manager:

11-45-60 North Shields Tynemouth

Sub to 11-45-60 North Shields

18 Front Street Tynemouth North Shields Northumberland

348 North Eastern

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

North Shields 74313

No Nightsafe Listed

Mr A Galley Manager (North Shields)

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1932

15 December 1969

13 November 2009

Currently

Opened by Martins Bank Limited

Barclays 20-62-09 North Shields

Closed

“DIL AND THE BEAR” CAFÉ

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