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Martins Bank 1928+

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Kent is historically represented by several branches of “The Grasshopper” - the former Martin’s Private Bank which joins with the Bank of Liverpool in 1918, but a further seventeen are opened in the area by the Grasshopper’s successors between 1920 and 1967. After three years in Tunbridge Wells at 15 Mount Pleasant Road, then a further sixteen years at 28 Mount Pleasant Road, Martins Bank decides to open newer, more modern premises further along at 64 Mount Pleasant Road!

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Image © Barclays Ref 0030/2990

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Image © Barclays Ref 30-2990

Sep 1.jpg small from the outside, the new office brings the Bank bang up to date with the kind of light and airy offering we have seen elsewhere from this point in the 1960s.  This branch is kept open by Barclays until 1983.  From the financial services of Martins, later Barclays Bank, to organic skin care and natural remedies, customers are still being taken good care of at 64 Mount Pleasant Road!

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Mr R J W Neale

Pro Manager


Mr R D Batey


1967 onwards





Index Number and District:






11-70-80 Tunbridge Wells

Full Branch

64 Mount Pleasant Road Tunbridge Wells Kent

436 London

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Tunbridge Wells 22488/9

Nightsafe installed

Mr R D Batey Manager

10 January 1966

15 December 1969

14 January 1983


Opened by Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-88-14 Tunbridge Wells 64 Mt Pleasant Rd


Natural skin care and remedies outlet

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