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The Bank of Liverpool and Martins Bank opens a branch at Fishburn in 1919. Even in the 1950s, when this picture is taken, it looks as if Fishburn has seen better days, but never fear, this sub branch to Sedgefield will stay open through the 1969 merger with Barclays, and continue in service until 1992. This is despite only being open for two hours each week, on a Friday morning many sub-Branches would have been deemed not viable with such an arrangement, and indeed many were closed at or shortly before the merger with Barclays, for that very reason.

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The North Eastern District of Martins Bank boasts more branches than any other single district of the bank, and this is due in no small part to the amalgamations that went into building the North Eastern Banking Company, which merges with the Bank of Liverpool in 1914. The resulting district has nearly 150 Branches as is controlled from the District Office at 22 GREY STREET NEWCASTLE.

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Indicentally, what appears at first glance to be a large quantity of damage marks on this photo is actually a reflection in the windows of the branch, of the roadway and stone wall opposite. If you know what this building is used for nowadays, please do get in touch as the usual address

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Branch Images Barclays Ref 0030/1004


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Index Number and District:






11-62-70 Fishburn

Sub to 11-62-70 Sedgefield

Front Street Fishburn Stockton on Tees County Durham

355 North Eastern

Mon and Fri 1000-1200

No Saturday Service

Sedgefield 683

Counter Service Only

Mr M W Jaques Manager (Sedgefield)



3 January 1928

15 December 1969

28 February 1992


Opened by Bank of Liverpool and Martins Bank Limited

Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-76-29 Sedgefield


Unable to trace from given address