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Martins Bank 1928+

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Martins Bank opens a branch at 140 High street Oxford on 21 March 1938, but has already agreed to purchase the only Branch in the City belonging to Messrs Glyn Mills and Co, situated in very grand premises at Marygold House, Carfax.  It will however take some time to move into the former Glyn’s Branch, especially with World War 2 in the way. Martins finally achieves its place amongst the dreaming spires in 1942 – more than four years after first arriving in the City – and Head Office Circular No E717(M) issued 28 July 1942, informs the staff of the acquisition of the Branch and Business of Messrs Glyn and Company at Carfax.  So begins an association with that extraordinary building, which will outlast Martins, and be run by Barclays until 1985…

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Image © Barclays 1938

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Image © B T September 1939

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Image © Martins Bank Archive Collection

 

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Sadly we do not have a photographic record of Martins Bank’s Original Oxford Branch at 139/140 High Street, and if you can help with images or memories of this or any of Martins’ 930+ Branch Buildings, please do get in touch with us at the usual address – gutinfi@btinternet.com.

 

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1938 to 1955 Mr D J Hill joined the bank here MBM-Wi65P05.jpg

1942 to 1948 Mr R C Reekie Assistant Manager MBM-Su61P57.jpg

1942 to 1962 Mr W S Moorhouse Manager MBM-Wi62P53.jpg

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Mr D J Hill

Joined the Bank Here

1938 to 1942

Mr R C Reekie

On the Staff

1938 to 1942

Mr W S Moorhouse

On the Staff

1938 to 1942

 

 

 

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Manager:

11-656 Oxford

Full Branch

139/140 High Oxford Oxfordshire

458 London

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Oxford 47306

Counter Service

Mr W S Moorhouse (from 1942)

21 March 1938

27 July 1942

Opened as a temporary Branch by Martins Bank Limited

Closed and business transferred to Marygold House, Carfax.

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