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Bank of Liverpool and Martins

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Hoole, which is opened by the Bank of Liverpool and Martins in 1927,  is a sub branch to, but finds itself not at all in the shadow of, Martins Bank’s magificent Branch at Chester. 

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1960 Chester Hoole Exterior 1 BGA Ref 33-275.jpg

Branch Images © Barclays Ref: 0033/0275

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No, 31 Hoole Road has its own charms, brick built, an arched window, and a small front garden.  These touches are often lacking in the planning an execution of modern day bank premises – as we stay away in droves, being told that we prefer to use internet banking, older premises are being closed and sold, and one member of staff now serves from out of a shoebox, that which once anything up to 100 people crafted out lovingly by hand with the aid only of an adding machine and a typewriter.  The Martins building at Hoole Road has its own separate suite of offices – entitled “Martins Bank Chambers” – which typically will be rented out to say, a firm of solicitors or accountants – it helps pay the rates, anyway…

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1964 to 1967 Mr H H Lees Clerk in Charge MBM-Su64P04.jpg

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Mr H H Lees

Clerk in Charge

1964 to 1967

Mr P L Tiplady

Clerk in Charge

1967 onwards








Index Number and District:






11-77-40 Chester Hoole

Self Accounting Sub to 11-71-20 Chester

31 Hoole Road Hoole Chester Cheshire

67 Liverpool

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Chester 25479

Nightsafe Installed

Mr P L Tiplady pro Manager



3 January 1928

15 December 1969

12 January 1973


opened by the Bank of Liverpool and Martins

Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Lmited 20-42-06 Hoole, Hoole Road


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