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Many of Martins Bank’s sub-Branches date back to the time of some of the earliest mergers in the Bank’s history.  The Ulverston Bank of Messrs Petty and Postlethwaite is established in the 1700s and is closely linked with shipping. At this time Ulverston is a coastal shipping port, and it also acts as a feeder port for overseas trade from Liverpool. The Ulverston Bank concentrates on this form of trade to build its business.  In 1863 Petty and Postlethwaite’s Ulverston Bank merges with the Kendal Bank, the combined business providing branches throughout the Lake District and the Furness Peninsula. 

Westmorland Gazette 24 SEP 1898

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By the time that a branch is opened at Greenodd in 1898, a further change of ownership has taken place, and the name above the door is the Bank of Liverpool. During the Second World War, Greenodd is mothballed, along with many other tiny sub branches, as there are not enough staff to man them. In 1969, Greenodd opens for two just hours each Friday, and it is closed shortly after the merger with Barclays.  A number of offices are simply too small to be viable under the new owner, and many are closed either just before, or just after the date appointed for Martins and Barclays to join together.

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Local Branch Banks

 

1946 District Bank Logo from Cheque - MBAx1

DISTRICT BANK LIMITED

MARTINS BANK LIMITED

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Title:

Type:

Address:

Index Number and District:

Hours:

 

Telephone:

Services:

Manager:

Martins Bank Limited 11-75-80 Greenodd

Sub to 11-75-80 Ulverston

Main Street Greenodd Ulverston Lancashire

221 Northern

Friday 1030-1230

No Saturday Service

Greenodd 243

No Nightsafe

Mr H F Earnshaw Manager (Ulverston)

Friday 23 September 1898

18 December 1918

3 January 1928

1939

1946

15 December 1969

2 March 1970

Currently

Opened by Bank of Liverpool

Bank of Liverpool and Martins Limited

Martins Bank Limited

Closed for World War 2

Re-opened

Barclays Bank Limited 20-88-60 Ulverston

Closed

Private Residence

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