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Martins Bank 1928+

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By 1968 Martins’ Branch at Wolverhampton Queens Square has been open some thirty-two years, and has outgrown itself by dint of expanding business.  The Bank therefore takes the opportunity to open purpose built premises, nearer to the town centre in Waterloo Road, which it hopes will serve its customers for years to come.   Indeed this new branch is good enough for Barclays, who keep it open well beyond the merger until 1991, technically giving Martins a fifty-five year presence in Wolverhampton.  Our thanks go to Keith Mason for spotting the exterior photo of our Branch on the excellent Facebook Group Page – Wolverhampton in Old Photographs, and to the group themselves for allowing us to show it here. The Staff Gallery below includes only those listed as working at Wolverhampton Waterloo Road from 1968 onwards.  More staff can be found on our WOLVERHAMPTON QUEEN SQUARE page.

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Tastefully restored in its new role as a Solicitors’ Office, only the upstairs windows give a clue that this was once Martins Bank Waterloo Road…

 

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Image Courtesy WOLVERHAMPTON IN OLD PHOTOGRAPHS

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Image © Barclays Ref 0030/3263

Image – Wolverhampton in old Photographs

 

Image – Keith Mason

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1968 to 1969 Mr GB Hibbert Manager MBM-Su66P04.jpg

1969 Mr G S Gallagher Manager MBM-Au69P09.jpg

1969 Mr M Youngson Assistant Manager MBM-Sp69P10.jpg

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Mr G B Hibbert

Manager

1968 to 1969

Mr G S Gallagher

Manager

1969 onwards

Mr M Youngson

Assistant Manager

1969 onwards

 

 

 

Title:

Type:

Address:

Index Number and District:

Hours:

 

Telephone:

Services:

Manager:

11-60-90 Wolverhampton Waterloo Road

Full Branch

21 Waterloo Road Wolverhampton Staffordshire

588 Midland

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Wolverhampton 29581/3

Night safe

Mr G S Gallagher Manager

1968

15 December 1969

9 September 1991

Currently

opened by Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-97-92 Wolverhampton Waterloo Road

Closed

Solicitors’ Practice

 

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