Martins Bank 1928+

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To quote the advertiser’s jargon of the time, could this be the Mecca for the North East’s “Pace-setters” “Modern-Marrieds” or “Getaway-People” ? – possibly not, but Norton High Street looks here about as modern as you can get for the late 1960s.  Pop into the bank, then take your hard-earned cash next door to pay for the newly popular package holiday to Spain (or England with sunshine as it will soon be known).   In an area dominated by Martins Bank, this Branch is recorded both as Norton on Tees and Stockton on Tees, Norton, and is not to be confused with the Bank’s Branch at 2 Norton Road Stockton on Tees!

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In Service: 1967 until 12 June 1969

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Image © Barclays Ref 0030-2113-0003

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Norton is a self accounting sub to Stockton, and enjoys nightsafe facilities, full six day opening, and a Clerk in Charge who is able to deal with basic managerial duties under the signing title of “pro Manager”. Barclays already has a branch here, at No 6 High Street, and when Barclays and Martins Merge at the end of 1969, the Martins office is closed and the business transferred to the other end of the street…

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1968 Norton on Tees Interior 2 BGA Ref 30-2112-2.jpg

Images © Barclays Ref 0030-2113-0001 and 0030-2113-0002

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Mr N Box

Clerk in Charge

1967 onwards



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Index Number and District:






11-49-60 Norton  On Tees

Self Accounting Sub to 11-48-60 Stockton on Tees Norton Road

83 High Street Norton on Tees County Durham

392 north Eastern

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Stockton 52710

Nightsafe Installed

Mr N Box Clerk in Charge

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12 June 1969

Opened by Martins Bank Limited

Closed and business transferred to Barclays 6 High Street

Nottingham Market Street

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