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Martins Bank 1928+

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In Service: February 1964 until 12 December 1969

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Image © B T 1967

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Martins Bank’s short-lived branch at 50/52 Scotswood Road, is opened in 1964 as part of the final chapter in the life of the Bank’s Branches in this part of Newcastle upon Tyne. It all begins with Elswick Branch which is opened in 1896 by the North Eastern Banking Company. The Branch 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 February 1964 at 312 Scotswood Road. 

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Elswick in 1964 – no longer viable as a Branch of the Bank

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: - At the start of the 1960s the branch name is changed to Scotswood Road. 

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In 1964 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.

We must remember that in 1964, the idea of Martins being merged with another bank has yet to been mooted. Therefore closing an outdated building in favour of something new, AND sited a little nearer to customers, makes good sense…

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Mr J Stephenson

Clerk in Charge

1964 to 1967

Mr G Fidler

Clerk in Charge

1967 to 12/12/1969

 

 

 

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For a full list of Banks operating in Newcastle upon Tyne at this time,

please visit our NEWCASTLE CITY OFFICE page.

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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

 

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Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Quayside

February 1964

12 December 1969

Business transferred from 312 Scotswood Road Branch

Closed and business transferred to Barclays Clayton Street

Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Tyneside Auction Mart

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