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image072In 1963 Martins Bank is celebrating 400 years of Banking, and has begun an ambitious programme of providing branches to workplaces and other specialist targets for expansion, right across England and Wales.  This ranges from several new sub-Branches at Universities, to a hospital, the Norgas site in Newcastle, two RAF Stations, and that staple of agricultural banking, Auction Marts and Cattle Markets. 

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Image © Barclays Ref 0030/0955

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The Bank moves into Exeter’s Marsh Barton, alongside the competition – which includes Barclays – to provide Exeter Cattle Market with a banking service for four hours each Friday.   This sub-Branch is controlled by the main branch at Exeter.  As with so many of the newer additions to Martins Bank’s portfolio, Exeter has to fall on it sword at the time of the merger with Barclays, whose own sub-Branch is deemed to be more viable…

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Index Number and District:






11-77-30 Exeter Cattle Market

Sub to 11-77-30 Exeter  

Exeter Cattle Market Marsh Barton Exeter Devon

157 South Western

Friday 1000-1400

No Saturday Service 

Exeter 55384

Counter Service Only

Mr V G Smith Manager



June 1969

Opened by Martins Bank Limited