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Bank of Liverpool and Martins

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Wanted an unusual looking building on the Wirral. Found Martins Bank Helsby. Despite being nearer to places such as Ellesmere Port and Warrington, Helsby is actually a self accounting sub-Branch to Chester. Opened by the Bank of Liverpool and Martins Limited in 1922 as a full branch, and with its own manager until 1934, Martins Bank Helsby operates under a Clerk in Charge, and remits its daily work to the clearings.

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Most decisions on lending must be referred to the Managers at Chester for approval.

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Image Barclays Ref 0030/1269

Image Barclays 1922


Helsby Branch operates a full six day banking week, suggesting a fairly high daily flow of customer transactions. Mr G F Hughes (of whom we are still seeking a photo) serves as Clerk in Charge from 1946 to 1969. Sep 1.jpg

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1929 to 1934 Mr H S Hayes Manager MBM-Au48P18.jpg

1934 to 1937 Mr H A Wilmot Clerk in Charge MBM-Su62P54.jpg

1942 to 1943 Mr D G Higgins MBM-Wi64P08.jpg

1946 to 1949 Mr R H Naylor MBM-Wi67P04.jpg

1949 to 1953 Mr A E Houslay joined the bank here MBM-Sp68P08.jpg

BW Logo

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Mr H S Hayes


1929 to 1934

Mr H A Wilmott

Clerk in Charge

1934 to 1937

Mr D G Higgins

On the Staff

1942 to 1943

Mr R H Naylor

On the Staff

1946 to 1949

Mr A E Houslay

Joined the Bank Here

1949 to 1953


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11-51-40 Helsby

Self Accounting Sub to 11-71-20 Chester

245 Chester Road Helsby Warrington Cheshire

Mon to Fri 1000-1500 

Saturday 0900-1130

Helsby 2009

Nightsafe Installed

Mr G F Hughes Clerk in Charge


3 July 1922

3 January 1928

15 December 1969

15 January 1993


Opened by Bank of Liverpool and Martins

Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-39-01 Helsby


Dog Grooming Parlour*

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*Thanks to Friend of the Archive, Craig Turner for this update.

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