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North Eastern Banking Company

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In 1960s Yorkshire, you can hardly move for Martins Bank Branches. In particular, that part of Yorkshire that is firmly within the Bank’s North Eastern District often sees more than one Branch in a town or City, as well as a myriad of sub branches, many from the days of the North Eastern Banking Company. Today these towns and villages have been subsumed into metrolpolitan areas associated with Tyneside, and their Yorkshire past seems all but forgotten.


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In Service: 1874 until Friday 6 October 2017

Image © Barclays Ref: 0030-1718

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MIchael Jones.jpgThe North Eastern Bank opens its Branch at Loftus in 1874, and it remains open continuously until October 2017, when it is closed as a Branch of Barclays. As a Branch of Martins Bank, Loftus Branch is in charge of three sub-Branches, at BROTTON, CARLIN HOW and SKELTON and in 1968 it is also briefly home to a tennis champion, as Martins Bank Magazine reports…

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1968 03 MBM.jpgNorth Eastern District News


Tennis Champion


Michael Jones (Loftus) won the 1968 lawn tennis singles tournament of the North Riding and Teesdale Association of Youth Clubs thereby qualifying together with the North Riding Team to play in the national finals in London on 7 September. As well as representing the North Riding he will also represent the Northern Association of Boys Clubs at the London championships.


1919 Mr G R Tarn MBM-Au46P06.jpg

1924 Mr W Weatherill joined the bank here MBM-Sp69P54.jpg

1939 to 1941 Mr J D Grabham MBM-Wi68P06.jpg

1946 to 1951 Mr A B hindmarsh Manager MBM-Au55P35.jpg

1951 to 1965 Mr W Dunn Manager MBM-Au65P03.jpg

1950s Gordon William Curry A Deacy - MBA

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Mr G R Tarn

On the Staff


Mr W Weatherill

Joined the Bank Here


Mr J D Grabham

On the Staff

1939 to 1941

Mr A B Hindmarsh


1946 to 1951

Mr W Dunn


1951 to 1965

Mr Gordon W Curry

On the Staff

1951 to 1951

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1952 to 1952 Mr J W Burnside joined the bank here MBM-Su65P07.jpg

1954 to 1956 Mr R Goldby joined the bank here MBM-Su68P13.jpg

1960 to 1961 Mr M P Ramsdale MBM-Sp68P06.jpg

1963 Miss E M Smith Cashier MBM-Wi63P49.jpg

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Mr J W Burnside

Joined the Bank here

1952 to 1952

Mr R Goldby

Joined the Bank Here

1954 to 1956

Mr M P Ramsdale

On the Staff

1960 to 1961

Mr Kenneth Quinn

on the Staff

1961 to 1963

Miss E M Smith



Mr J M Metcalfe

on the Staff

1964 Onwards

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1965 Mr WS Hall Manager MBM-Au65P03.jpg

1968 Autumn -Michael Jones Tennis Champ MBM-Au68P47.jpg

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Mr W S Hall


1965 onwards

Mr Michael Jones

On the Staff






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Index Number and District:






Martins Bank Limited11-59-50 Loftus

Full Branch

74 High St Loftus Saltburn by the Sea Yorkshire

340 North Eastern

Mon – Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Loftus 320

Nightsafe Installed

Mr W S Hall Manager

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7 August 1914

18 December 1918

3 January 1928

15 December 1969

Friday 6 October 2017

Opened by North Eastern Banking Company

Bank of Liverpool

Bank of Liverpool and Martins Limited

Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-51-98 Loftus

This Branch was closed permanently at 12 noon

Long Preston


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