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Bank of Liverpool and Martins

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Longfield Branch – at your

             (public) convenience…

Martins Bank’s Longfield branch has great character, although there is no escaping the fact that it is clearly reminiscent of a block of public toilets. A selection selection of images of this branch were left behind by Martins, which our friends at Barclays have made available to us.  Martins Bank Magazine never visits Longfield, but they do print a photograph of a member of the staff showing the rewards of his sporting prowess.  Keen-eyed readers of Martins Bank Magazine will note that the image below has been slightly modified.

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1950 s Longfield Exterior 4 BGA Ref 30-1723.jpg

Branch images © Barclays Ref 0030/1723

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It shows Mr E D V Garrett of the Bank’s Longfield staff, who is the 1959 winner of the cup for the men’s singles tennis tournament in the London District, given by the sports club. Out of shot is the previous year’s winner, Mr Churchland of HANOVER SQUARE branch, who does feature in our staff gallery for that page. Longfield dates back to the 1920s and is one of a number of “second wave” Branches in Kent, built or opened by the Bank of Liverpool and Martins, and complementing the original Kentish Branches of Martin’s Private Bank.  If you have information about, or memories of this or any of Martins Bank’s 930+ Branches, then please do get in touch with us at the usual address –

1950 s Longfield Exterior 1 BGA Ref 30-1723.jpg

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1965 Longfield Interior 2 BGA Ref 30-1723.jpg

1965 Longfield Interior 3 BGA Ref 30-1723

Images © 1965 Barclays Ref 30/1723

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1947 to 1953 MR J Gordon Clerk in Charge then Manager from 1950 MBM-Wi56P48

1948 to 1949 Mr S E Palk joined the bank here MBM-Sp65P06

1950 Mr MV Stevenson MBM-Sp66P07

1960 Mr E D V Garrett MBM-Sp60P17

1965 Mr TW Hedges Manager MBM-Su65P04

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Mr J Gordon

Clerk in Charge 1947-50

Manager 1950 to 1953

Mr S E Palk

Joined the Bank Here

1948 to 1949

Mr M V Stevenson

On the Staff

1950 to ?

Mr E D V Garrett

On the Staff


Mr T W Hedges


1965 onwards


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Index Number and District:






11-61-50 Longfield

Full Branch

49 Main Road Longfield Dartford Kent

431 London

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Longfield 2189

Nightsafe Installed

Mr T W Hedges Manager

6 November 1923

3 January 1928

15 December 1969

August 1974


Opened by the Bank of Liverpool and Martins

Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-52-27 Longfield Main Road


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