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Bank of Liverpool and Martins

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The Bank of Liverpool and Martins opens a branch at Ormskirk in 1922.  Martins Bank opens a self accounting sub-Branch at Skelmersdale in 1963. Ormskirk survives the merger with Barclays, remaining open for a couple of years until being closed in 1972. 

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For our feature, we have another retirement write-up from Martins Bank Magazine; this time it is the turn of Mr Roscoe, who at the time of his retirement in 1961 has been manager at Ormskirk for fiteen years…

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Bob bows out…

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1961 03 MBM.jpgAt the end of May, Bob Roscoe retired after service which commenced in Parr's Bank, Ormskirk in 1916. He decided to move across the street (figuratively speaking) in 1920 and after service at Waterloo and Aintree he went to Ormskirk in 1925. Further service followed at Bootle, Birkdale, on H.O. Relief and at Aintree again before his appoint­ment as Manager at Ormskirk in 1946. Highly respected and known everywhere in the town, Mr. Roscoe has been prominently identified with the Ormskirk Amateur Operatic Society for many years and his work for the Boy Scout Move­ment in Ormskirk as Scoutmaster and District Commissioner has been recognised by Imperial Headquarters who have conferred upon him first the Medal of Merit and then the coveted Silver Acorn.

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Branch Images © Barclays Ref 0030/2182

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1946 to 1961 Mr R Roscoe Manager MBM-Au61P49.jpgOn May 30TH there was a gathering of his friends at the branch to witness the presentation by Mr. I. Buchanan, Liverpool Assistant District Manager, on their behalf of a tea trolley and a cheque. Mrs. Roscoe was presented with a bouquet by Miss Barbara Clark, who accompanied the gift with a short appreciative speech. A feature of the generous 'spread' which preceded the presentation was a cake, beautifully iced by Mrs. Roscoe and decorated with the coat of arms of the Bank. In his speech Mr. Buchanan made special reference to Mr. Roscoe's public work and to his interest in work among young people and it was very typical of Mr. Roscoe that, in his reply, he was most anxious that everyone should appreciate all that Mrs. Roscoe had done to help him in his career.

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1925 to 1961 Mr R Roscoe Manager from 1946 MBM-Au61P49.jpg

1929 to 1932 Mr H Monk Manager MBM-Au52P52.jpg

1938 to 1939 Mr R J Lees MBM-Su49P41.jpg

1952 to 1954 Mr J W Tickle MBM-Wi68P08.jpg

1957 to 1960 Mr RF Creer MBM-Sp64P07.jpg

1958 Mr P H Alker MBM-Su67P06.jpg

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Mr R Roscoe

On the Staff 1925

Manager 1946 to 1961

Mr H Monk


1929 to 1932

Mr R J Lees

On the Staff

1938 to 1939

Mr T W Tickle

On the Staff

1952 to 1954

Mr R F Creer

On the Staff

1957 to 1960

Mr P H Alker

On the Staff


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1961 to 1968 Mr R E J Wess Manager MBM-Au68P08.jpg

1968 Mr F Bush Manager MBM-Au68P14.jpg

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Mr R E J Wess


1961 to 1968

Mr F Bush


1968 onwards








Index Number and District:






11-62-60 Ormskirk

Full Branch

2 Moor Street Ormskirk Lancashire

52 Liverpool

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Ormskirk 2097

Nightsafe Installed

Mr F Bush Manager

Sub Branches


1 February 1922

3 January 1928

15 December 1969

13 October 1972


Opened by Bank of Liverpool and Martins Limited

Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-64-42 Ormskirk Moor Street