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North Eastern Banking Company

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Our special thanks must go to friend of the archive, David J Watson, whose Martins’ Inspection experience has proved invaluable in helping us to sort out the extremely tangled history of this office. So here goes… Elswick Branch is opened in 1896 by the North Eastern Banking Company. It undergoes several minor changes of address, being recorded at 303 Scotswood Road until 1911, then 307 Scotswood Road until the amalgamation of the North Eastern Bank with the Bank of Liverpool in 1914, and from then until 1966 at 312 Scotswood road!   By the mid 1960s, although Elswick is “on the agenda for treatment” as Martins Bank Magazine puts it, the years have taken their toll, and the decision is taken to close the Branch, but not immediately: - In 1964 the branch name is changed to Scotswood Road. 

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Image © Martins Bank Archive Collection

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In 1965 the Manager, Mr D J  Palmer transfers to North Eastern District general Manager’s Staff, and the branch downgrades to self accounting sub to newcastle Clayton Street.   In 1966 the building at 312 Scotswood Road is closed, and the business is moved to a better placed outlet further up Scotswood Road at Nos 50/52.   In the absence of any other images of 312 Scotswood Road, we are extremely thankful that Martins Bank Magazine printed the above exterior shot in its 1964 branch visit article, which is short and sweet, and reproduced below:

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1964 01 MBM.jpgIt was nearly five o’clock on a cold winter’s day that we knocked on the door of Elswick Branch.  Mr D J Palmer and his staff may have been non-plussed by the irruption into their office of Mr Harry Taylor - the Assistant District Manager, and the Editor at such a time on such a day and Mr Palmer, though radiating cheerfulness, must have thought we were slightly mad when we said this was just the sort of branch we were seeking.  it was clean and well decorated but the heating pipes were blatantly waiting to discolour the paintwork, and with its cramped white tiles strongroom and pokey quarters, one could appreciated why the branch is on the agenda for treatment.

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Elswick Staff – 1964

(Left to Right)

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Mr D J Palmer (Manager)

Mr E L Duncan

Miss S Thomas

Miss G A Hopper

Miss A Smith

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1903 Mr Andrew Smith New Entrant MBM-Sp47P33.jpg

1906 Mr Robert Wallace joined the bank here MBM-Wi51P35.jpg

1909 to 1919 Mr R Green MBM-Au50P09.jpg

1914 to 1917 Mr E T Punshon Joined the service here MBM-Sp58P50.jpg

1924 to 1925 Mr H Cook MBM-Sp50P12.jpg

1932 to 1948 Mr H R C Musgrave Manager MBM-Sp48P08.jpg

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Mr Andrew Smith

Joined the Bank Here

1903

Mr Robert Wallace

Joined the Bank Here

1906

Mr R Green

on the Staff

1909 to 1919

Mr E T Punshon

Joined the Bank Here

1914 to 1917

Mr H Cook

On the Staff

1924 to 1925

Mr H R D Musgrave

Manager

1932 to 1948

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1941 to 1942 Mr R J Pearson joined the bank here MBM-Wi64P07.jpg

1948 to 1954 Mr J Henderson Manager MBM-Wi54P48.jpg

1955 to 1956 Mr M A Charlton MBM-Au68P15.jpg

1964 Miss A Smith MBM-Sp64P13.jpg

1964 Mr D J Palmer Manager MBM-Sp64P13.jpg

1964 Miss G A Hopper MBM-Sp64P13.jpg

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Mr R J Pearson

Joined the Bank Here

1941 to 1942

Mr J Henderson

Manager

1948 to 1954

Mr M A Charlton

On the Staff

1955 to 1956

Miss A Smith

On the Staff

1964

Mr D J Palmer

Manager

1964 to 1965

Miss G A Hopper

On the Staff

1964

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1964 Mr E L Duncan MBM-Sp64P13.jpg

1964 Miss S Thomas MBM-Sp64P13.jpg

1965 to 1967 Mr J Stephenson Clerk in Charge MBM-Wi65P04.jpg

BW Logo

BW Logo

BW Logo

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Mr E L Duncan

On the Staff

1964

Miss S Thomas

On the Staff

1964

Mr J Stephenson

Clerk in Charge

1965 to 1966

 

 

 

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Title:

Type:

Address:

Index Number and District:

Hours:

 

Telephone:

Services:

Manager:

11-53-70 Newcastle Upon Tyne Scotswood Road

Self Accounting sub to newcasslte Clayton Street

312 Scotswood Road Newcastle upon Tyne 4

325 North Eastern

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Newcastle 24878

Nightsafe Installed

Mr J Stephenson Clerk in Charge

1896

1911

7 August 1914

1914

18 December 1918

3 January 1928

1964

1966

Currently

Opened by North Eastern Banking Company at 303 Scotswood Road

Business moves/address changes to 307 Scotswood Road

Bank of Liverpool

Business moves/address changes to 312 Scotswood Road

Bank of Liverpool and Martins Limited

Martins Bank Lmited

Downgraded to Self Accounting sub to Clayton Street

Closed and business tranferred to 50/52 Scotswood Road Branch

This area has been developed

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