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Littleborough comes to Martins Bank in 1928 when the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank and the Bank of Liverpool and Martins amalgamate to form Martins Bank Limited. Whilst we do not hve the exact opening date for this Branch, it is listed as being open in the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank’s own records from 1922. Little by name AND nature, Littleborough is one of smallest full branches of the Bank – until 1957 when it becomes a self accounting sub branch to Rochdale.

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Littleborough

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This coincides with the retirement of the last Manager of the branch, Mr T E Leah, and you can read more about this event below.  The story end when Martins Bank Littleborough is closed, and the business transferred to Barclays Bank’s own Branch at 56 church Street at the time of the merger of the two Banks in 1969…

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1957 02 MBM.jpg1943 to 1957 Mr T E Leah Manager MBM-Su57P47.jpgAt the end of March Mr. T. E. Leah retired after 43 years' service, during the course of which he never absented himself for even half a day through illness. So far as we know this record is unique. On March 29th he invited over twenty of his colleagues for dinner at the Beech Hotel, Littleborough, to mark the occasion, and his wife and daughter were present. Mr. S. Dennett, Manager at Sowerby Bridge, pre­sided as the colleague who has known Mr. Leah longer than any other colleague and the presentation on behalf of subscribers of a dinner wagon and an afternoon tea table was made by Mr. G. C. Ryding, Mr. Leah's successor.  Miss J. Marshall, of the Littleborough staff, presented a bouquet to Mrs. Leah. In thanking his friends Mr. Leah invited them to call on him in his new home in Meols. Mr. Leah entered the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank in 1914 and after periods of service at Hebden Bridge and Sowerby Bridge was appointed Manager at Littleborough in 1943.

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1960 s Littleborough Interior 1 BGA Ref 30-1650

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1902 Mr Fred Mellor Joined the service here MBM-Sp46P33.jpg

1908 Mr H Mills joined the bank hereMBM-Su52P52.jpg

1929 to 1943 Mr E L Bentley Manager MBM-Au52P53.jpg

1943 to 1957 Mr T E Leah Manager MBM-Su57P47.jpg

1954 to 1956 later 1968 Mr C Halstead Clerk in Charge MBM-Su68P22.jpg

1959 to 1966 Mr R S Halstead Clerk in Charge MBM-Sp66P06.jpg

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Mr Fred Mellor

Joined the Bank Here

1902

Mr H Mills

Joined the Bank Here

1908

Mr E L Bentley

Manager

1929 to 1943

Mr T E Leah

Manager

1943 to 1957

Mr C Halstead

Staff 1954 to 1956

Clerk in Charge 1968 on

Mr R S Halstead

Clerk in Charge

1959 to 1966

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1966 to 1968 Mr E Barker Clerk in Charge MBM-Sp66P05.jpg

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Mr E Barker

Clerk in Charge

1966 to 1968

 

 

 

 

 

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Manager:

11-52-50 Littleborough

Self Accounting Sub to  11-19-70 Rochdale

22 Church Street Littleborough Lancashire

754 Manchester

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Littleborough 78386

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Mr C Halstead pro Manager

Pre 1922

3 January 1928

12 December 1969

Currently

Opened by Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank

Martins Bank Limited

Closed and Business transferred to Barclays 55 Church Street

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