Martins Bank 1928+

The purpose of our map – which is more for illustration than complete accuracy – is to point out the North Wales Coastal Branches of Martins Bank. 

In Service: 26 November 1946 until 1948

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Most of them are still open at the time of the Barclays merger, but one of them is closed more than twenty years beforehand.  In 1946 the Bank decides to open a sub branch at Tal-y-Bont, not too far from Bangor, but perhaps testing the water well before opening a large branch there.  Tal-y-Bont is to be a sub branch to LLANDUDNO, which lies about twenty-three miles further up the coast.  Less than two years after being opened, Tal-y-Bont is closed, and another sub branch to Llandudno is opened at DOLGARROG – this could well be a commercial decision, based on the likelihood of the business generated for the bank being better in one location that in the other.   A similar arrangement occurs earlier in the Bank’s history in the South East of England when SHOREHAM (Kent) is closed in favour of opening at OTFORD.   We have no image of Tal-y-Bont branch, and if you can help with images and/or information about this or any of Martins Bank’s 930+ Branch Buildings, please do get in touch with us at the usual address




Index Number and District:






11-483 Tal-Y-Bont

Sub to 11-483 Llandudno

Tal-y-Bont Llandudno Caernarvonshire

99 Liverpool

Not Known

Not Known

No Telephone

Counter Service Only

Mr J O Hughes Manager (Llandudno 1948)


Swinton 145 Chorley Road

26 November 1946


Opened by Martins Bank Limited




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