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1960 s Willington Exterior 1 BGA Ref 30-3218

Image © Barclays Ref 30-3218

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Willington 2At one of the most prolific growth points in its history, the North Eastern Bank opens a spate of Branches between 1895 and 1900.  In 1897 alone, new full Branches are opened at Barnard Castle, Bishop Auckland, Darlington and Durham, and sub-Branches at Willington and Crook.  As part of Martins Bank, Willington is a full Branch right up to the merger with Barclays, and its doors remain open for a total of one hundred and three years.  We have only one article recorded from Martins Bank Magazine for this Branch, and sadly it concerns the early retirement - due to ill health – of the former manager, Mr Jackson.  By today’s standards, the thirty-five years’ service already under his belt would be an amazing achievement, but these are the days when even forty-seven years is nothing unusual.  There are many other examples elsewhere in the archive of Managers taking early retirement for reasons of ill-health.  The irony is that many of these staff are sent into oblivion with leaving gifts of ashtrays, and other smoking related paraphernalia…

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1949 04 MBM.jpg1949 Mr H Jackson Manager MBM-Wi49P10.jpgWe are very sorry to have to record the retirement on account of ill-health of Mr. H. Jackson, formerly Manager of Willington Branch. Mr. Jackson entered the service in 1914 at Benwell, and was transferred to Newcastle in 1915. From 1916 to 1919 he served with H.M. Forces and upon demobilisation went to Durham. In 1925 he was transferred to Chester-le-Street, returning to Durham in 1932.  In 1936 he was transferred to Houghton-le-Spring and six years later to the Newcastle District General Manager's Staff. In 1943 he went to Sedgefield and his appointment as Manager of Willington Branch took place the following year. Continued ill-health dogged him and last year he was relieved of the responsibilities of management at his own request. He retired at the end of July, having been on sick leave since May 1948. We would like to send him our good wishes for happier days and a speedy return to good health.

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1920 Mr J W Raine joined the bank here MBM-Au64P56.jpg

1923 Mr F W Burdon Joined hereMBM-Sp50P33.jpg

1930 to 1933 Mr S Surtees Manager MBM-Su52P53.jpg

1936 to 1944 Mr G H Bennett Manager MBM-Wi58P50.jpg

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Mr J W Raine

Joined the Bank Here

1920

Mr F W Burdon

Joined the Bank Here

1923

Mr S Surtees

Manager

1930 to 1933

Mr G H Bennett

Manager

1936 to 1944

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1937 to 1939 Mr R Russell joined the bank here MBM-Au65P04.jpg

1939 to 1940 Mr CH Bramwell MBM-Sp64P07.jpg

1941 to 1943 Mr C Johnston joined the bank here MBM-Sp65P07.jpg

1944 to 1949 Mr H Jackson Manager MBM-Wi49P10.jpg

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Mr R Russell

Joined the Bank Here

1937 to 1939

Mr C H Bramwell

On the Staff

1939 to 1940

Mr C Johnston

Joined the Bank Here

1941 to 1943

Mr H Jackson

Manager

1944 to 1949

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1949 to 1952 Mr L Walker Manager MBM-Su62P54.jpg

1952 to 1964 Mr AD Scotson Manager MBM-Su64P07.jpg

1962 to 1966 Mr R Morton MBM-Au66P03.jpg

1964 Mr R Hunter Manager  MBM-Su64P04.jpg

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Mr L Walker

Manager

1949 to 1952

Mr A D Scotson

Manager

1952 to 1964

Mr R Morton

On the Staff

1962 to 1966

Mr R Hunter

Manager

1964 onwards

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Manager:

11-46-90 Willington

Full Branch

65 High Street Willington Crook County Durham

374 North Eastern

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Willington 210

Nightsafe Installed

R Hunter Manager

1 december 1896

7 August 1914

18 December 1918

3 January 1928

15 December 1969

7 April 2000

2015

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Bank of Liverpool

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Martins Bank Limited

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