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Adelphi Bank

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This is an extremely rare image, the corner of Stockport Road and Lister Street in Longsight, Manchester. It was taken sometime before 1949. Lister Street was demolished decades ago, and large parts of Stockport Road have also been redeveloped beyond recognition. This is a glimpse into the Manchester of the past, and here we have the original location of Longsight Branch opened by the Adelphi Bank, which in 1899 is taken over by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank. Somewhere around 1949, the re-numbering of properties in Stockport Road changes the address of the Branch from No 332 to No 238, four more Manchester Branches will also change their addresses.

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Images © Barclays Ref 0030/1817

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The building of the Mancunian way In the late 1960s, and the further redevelopment of large parts of the City since many of the Bank’s branches were still open, consigns Longsight Branch to the history books. 

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Image © BT 1949

Image © BT 1951

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Longsight has a sub-Branch at Burnage which is opened by Martins Bank in 1929 but closed again after only four years. Later, Longsight becomes a self acocunting sub Branch to Manchester District Office. Our Branch feature concerns the retirement after an amazing forty-four years of Mr W S Royle, Manager from 1944 to 1953. At this point Longsight Branch is downgraded from full Branch to Self Accounting Sub, with a clerk in charge.

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1953 03 MBM.jpg1953 Mr W S Royle Manager MBM-Au53P51.jpgMr. W. S. Royle, who retired at the end of June after 44 years’ service to the Bank, had expressed a wish that as little ceremony as possible should attend his departure. In accordance with his wish, only members of his staff and Mr. Faragher, his successor as Manager of Longsight branch, were present on his last day at the Bank.  Mrs. Royle was unable to be present on the day in question, but Miss Bradshaw handed a bouquet to Mr. Royle to be conveyed to her as a token of the occasion, with the good wishes of the staff. Mr. Royle received from his friends and colleagues in the Bank a fountain pen, given as a mark of their appreciation and esteem, and Mr. Reynolds, in presenting it to him,’ expressed the wish that he might enjoy a long and happy retirement.  Mr. Royle replied briefly to this speech of good wishes, thanking his friends and colleagues. Mr. Royle commenced his banking career in 1909, when he entered the service of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank, and in 1923 he was at Buxton branch as Chief Clerk. Nearly half of his banking service, twenty years, were spent at this pleasant branch, but in 1943 he was transferred to Oldham Street. A year later, in 1944, he was appointed to the managership of Longsight.

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1914 Mr W A Grundy joined the bank here MBM-Su56P48.jpg

1939 to 1941Mr B Butterworth joined the bank here MBM-Sp68P04.jpg

1945 to 1953 Mr W S Royle Manager MBM-Au53P51.jpg

1950 to 1955 Mr G Reynolds MBM-Au64P04.jpg

1956 to 1965 Mr GA Townsend Clerk in Charge MBM-Su65P06.jpg

1965 to 1969 Mr K C Corrin Clerk in Charge then Manager from 1969 MBM-Su69P15.jpg

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Mr W A Grundy

Joined the Bank Here

1914

Mr B Butterworth

Joined the Bank Here

1939 to 1941

Mr W S Royle

Manager

1944 to 1953

Mr G Reynolds

On the Staff

1950 to 1955

Mr G A Townsend

Clerk in Charge

1956 to 1965

Mr K C Corrin

Clerk in Charge

1965 to 1969

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Title:

Type:

Address:

Index Number and District:

Hours:

 

Telephone:

Services:

Manager:

11-62-50 Manchester Longsight

Self Accounting sub to 11-00-60 Manchester District Office

238 Stockport Road Manchester 13

755 Manchester

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

061 273 4125

Nightsafe Installed

Mr K C Corrin Clerk in Charge

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Title:

Type:

Address:

District:

Hours:

 

Telephone:

Services:

Manager:

11-547 MANCHESTER BURNAGE

Sub to Manchester Longsight

219 Burnage Lane Manchester 19

Manchester

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1200

HEAton Moor 1529

Counter Service Only 

Not Known

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1891

10 June 1899

3 January 1928

1949

15 December 1969

4 September 1970

Currently

opened by the Adelphi Bank at 332 Stockport Road

Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank

Martins Bank Limited

Stockport Road is re-numbered, address changes to 238 Stockport Road

Barclays Bank Limited 20-54-85 Manchester Longsight 238 Stockport Road

Closed

This area has been completely redeveloped

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