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Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank

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It’s 1897, which despite being a most turbulent trading year for banking, the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank once more makes a very healthy profit.   Even in times of economic uncertainty, it seems that almost without effort, the Bank is able to offer handsome new premises at Rochdale, Dewsbury and Rawtenstall. A strong indication of the virility of the Bank is that these branches are actually opened by the Lancashire and Yorkshire,  they have not been taken over, or acquired through amalgamation with other banks. 

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It is therefore clear that the Bank’s policy of rapid expansion into areas which are percieved to provide good business, is paying off – in return for the presence of a bank, local people use the services, and more importantly deposit cash.  The knock on effect is confidence in the bank, which further adds to its profitability. This is a period of growth in British Banking, the like of which will not be seen again. 

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Rawtenstall Branch occupies a corner aspect, which is very much favoured by Banks who can make their presence felt in TWO streets at once. This particular branch building remains open until October 1960, when Martins moves into new premises at 36 Bank Street from where Barclays is still trading today. The original Branch is also situated in Bank Street, but the actual street number is not recorded.

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Some text adapted from FOUR CENTURIES OF BANKING  VOL II ( © MARTINS BANK LIMITED 1968 )

Image – W N Townson Bequest

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1899 to 1914 Mr F M Winfield Joined the service here MBM-Au46P23.jpg

1919 Mr A E Smith MBM-Au57P55.jpg

1923 Mr E Pickup joined the bank here MBM-Sp68P48.jpg

1946 Mr H Maden Manager MBM-Su66P54

1946 Mr W P Kenyon MBM-Sp69P54

1946 to 1947 Mr E Haslam MBM-Au67P04

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Mr F M Winfield

Joined the Bank Here

1899-1914

Mr A E Smith

On the Staff

1919

Mr E Pickup

Joined the Bank Here

1923

Mr H Maden

On the Staff

1946

Mr W P Kenyon

On the Staff

1946

Mr E Haslam

On the Staff

1946 to 1947

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1955 Mr M Haigh MBM-Au64P05

1965 Mr V M Roberts

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Mr M Haigh

on the Staff

1955

Mr V M Roberts

On the Staff

1957 to 1958

 

 

 

 

Title:

Type:

Address:

Index Number and District:

Hours:

 

Telephone:

Services:

Manager:

11-697 Rawtenstall

Full Branch

Bank Street Rawtenstall Rossendale Lancashire

773 Manchester

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Rossendale 5664

Nightsafe Installed

Mr T Collinge Manager

1897

3 January 1928

October 1960

Opened by Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank

Martins Bank Limited

Closed and moved to 36 Bank Street

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