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Bank of Liverpool and Martins

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The Bank of Liverpool and Martins lists Langwathby for the first time in its Annual Report and Accounts, January 1920, covering the year 1919.  Prior to this there is no mention of this sub-Branch, and although it is not listed as one of the branches that opened that year – and in the absence of evidence to the contrary – we will assume that it did.  Tucked away close to the border with Westmorland, Langwathby is a sub-Branch to Penrith.


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Cumberland CU Mist

© Geographia (and successors) for Martins Bank Limited 1968

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Extract from Bank of Liverpool & Martins Annual Report and Accounts 1920 © Barclays



1928 to 1946 Mr J G Holliday Manager MBM-Su46P19.jpgPenrith and its many sub-Branches, are managed between 1919 and 1928 by Mr J H Bates, then from 1928 to 1946 by Mr J G Holliday (pictured, left). In what turns out to be a real “job for life”, Mr Holliday enters the service of the Carlisle and Cumberland in 1900, serving at Carlisle, around twenty Liverpool branches, then Appleby in Westmorland, Barrow in Furness and finally Penrith.  Sadly we have no images of Langwathby, which closes in 1942 for the Second World War, but is not re-opened. We would love to find images of any of Martins Bank’s Penrith area sub-Branches that were closed around the time of the Second World War.  If you can help - either with memories or photographs - please do get in touch with us at the usual address: .

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Index Number and District:





11-672 Langwathby

Sub to 11-672 Penrith

Langwathby Penrith Cumberland

219 Northern

Not known

No Telephone

No Nightsafe

Mr John G Holliday Manager (1928)


3 January 1928

Friday 8 May 1942

Opened by the Bank of Liverpool and Martins

Martins Bank Lmited

Closed for World War 2, but not re-opened