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The Bank of Liverpool and Martins opens up shop in the beautiful North-East coastal village of Bamburgh in July 1924. Martins Bank has branches in all manner of remote and romantic places, and Bamburgh certainly ticks those boxes, having its own Castle, being the seat of the Kings of Northumbria, and also Grace Darling, who famously rescued shipwrecked sailors at nearby SEA  HOUSES, is buried here. 

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Although obviously a very important part of a historic British institution, Martins Bank’s sub-Branch at Bamburgh is nowhere near as romantic as a castle, and whilst we know that they always go to extremes to helpful we don’t expect any of the staff ever to have rescued a stranded sailor.

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In 1958 the Bank decides to move to better premises in Bamburgh, at No 9 Lucker Road, from where, under both Martins and Barclays, a banking business is transacted for a further eighteen years…

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Images © Martins Bank Archive Collections

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Index Number and District:






Martins Bank Limited 11-727 Bamburgh

Sub to 11-727 Sea Houses

1 Ingram Lane Bamburgh Northumberland

354 North Eastern

Tue and Fri 1115-1315

No Saturday Service

Bamburgh 240

No Nightsafe

Mr E D Teasdale Manager


Tuesday 8 July 1924

Tuesday 3 January 1928

Monday 29 September 1958

Opened by the Bank of Liverpool and Martins

Martins Bank Limited

Closed and moved to 9 Lucker Road

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