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Martins Bank 1928+

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image022Martins Bank opens a Branch at Huntís Cross branch in 1938 in modest premises at Woodend Lane.When first opened, Huntís Cross is designated a sub-Branch to Woolton.

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1966 Refit and Rebuild MBM-Au66FC.jpg


Extract from Martins Bank Limited Annual Report and Accounts for 1939 Ė © Barclays


Wartime Circ.jpgBusiness increases and by the time of the Second World War is sufficient enough to warrant the change to a full branch for the purposes of book-keeping.What this really means is that the branch becomes a self accounting Sub Branch.Reference to the changes is made in these short extracts from Head Office Circulars from that time, which are held in our Archive:

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H O Circ No E.915 20 May 1944

ďHuntís Cross, Sub Branch to Woolton.Now a full branch, Index No 160Ē.

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H O Circ No E.918 8 June 1944

ďSTAFF Ė Huntís Cross Branch, Liverpool.Mr H A Thomas has been appointed Clerk in Charge of this Branch, with authority to sign pro Manager as from 9TH ultimo.As previously advised, this Office is now a full Branch for book-keeping purposes under the Management of Mr E G Evans, who is also Manager of Woolton BranchĒ.

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Unfortunately we do not have any images of the original Huntís Cross Branch, which closes on 8 February 1958 and moves to 98 Hillfoot Avenue under its new title: Speke and Huntís Cross.

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1941 to 1943 Mr WJ Bass MBM-Au64P06.jpg

1946 Mr G R Clucas MBM-Wi63P06

1951 to 1953 Mr E Winstanley joined the bank here MBM-Sp69P10.jpg

1955 to 1967 Mr DJ Scott pro Manager from 1967 MBM-Sp67P07

1955 to 1969 Mr E R Lang Manager MBM-Su69P64.jpg

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Mr W J Bass

Joined here 1941 to 1943

Manager 1969 onwards

Mr G R Clucas

On the Staff

? to 1946

Mr E Winstanley

Joined the Bank Here

1951 to 1953

Mr D J Scott

Pro Manager

1955 to 1967

Mr E Ron Lang


1955 to 1969


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Index Number and District:






Martins Bank Limited 11-481 Huntís Cross

Sub to Liverpool Woolton Road 01/03/1938 to 19/05/1944

Full Branch from 20/05/1944

Woodend Lane Huntís Cross Liverpool 25

160 Liverpool

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Huntís Cross 1912

Nightsafe Installed

Mr W J Bass Manager

1 March 1938

20 May 1944

8 February 1958

Opened By Martins Bank Limited as Sub Branch to Woolton

Made into a full branch for accounting purposes

Closed, moved to 98 Hillfoot Avenue and renamed Speke and Huntís Cross