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Martins Bank 1928+

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At the eleventh hour…

Swinton Branch is originally opened by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank in 1881, at 137 Chorley Road.  As progress marches through Greater Manchester in the 1960s, Swinton is given its own “shock of the new” shopping centre, resplendent in the concrete metal and glass that is favoured at this time.  Martins has already booked a space in the new scheme when the merger is annouced, so by the time the new-look Swinton Branch is unveiled in the Summer of 1969, the keys have been handed over to the new owners! 

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In Service: June 1969 until Friday 12 June 2020

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Image © Barclays Ref 0030-2875

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The images on this page are therefore unique, as they offer the only chance to see inside what was, for a few short months, a Martins Branch in name only… Despite the now compulsary use of bandit screens, Swinton definitely has the modern Martins look and feel.  Both the old and new Swinton offices were open full hours across the six-day banking week.

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Images © Barclays Ref 0030-2875

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Mr A S Dennett

Manager

1969 onwards

 

 

 

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DISTRICT BANK LIMITED

Market Place

Moorside

MARTINS BANK LIMITED

137 Chorley Road until June 1969

145 Chorley Road from June 1969

WILLIAMS DEACON’S BANK

191 Chorley Road

Moorside, Worsley Road

 

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11-49-80 Swinton Lancs

Full Branch

145 Chorley Road Swinton Manchester

784 Manchester

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

061 794 1941

Nightsafe Installed

Mr A S Dennett Manager

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Swinton 137 Chorley Road

June 1969

15 December 1969

Friday 12 June 2020

Opened by Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-84-71 Swinton

Closed permanently from 12 Noon

Tal-y-Bont (Llandudno)

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