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Martins Bank 1928+



Image © B T 1967

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1966 Refit and Rebuild MBM-Au66FC.jpgMartins Bank’s short lived branch at 50/52 Scotswood Road, is opened in 1966 as the final chapter in the life of the Bank’s Branches in this part of Newcastle upon Tyne. It begins with Elswick Branch which 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.  In 1965 the Manager 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. When Barclays and Martins merge, Scotswood Road is no longer required, and is closed in December 1969…

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Mr J Stephenson

Clerk in Charge

1965 to 1967

Mr G Fidler

Clerk in Charge

1967 to 12/12/1969







Index Number and District:






11-53-70 Newcastle Upon Tyne Scotswood Road

Self Accounting sub to Newcastle Clayton Street

50/52 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




12 December 1969

Business transferred from 312 Scotswood Road Branch

Closed and business transferred to Barclays Clayton Street

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