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1965 COA.jpgThe British university building programme of the late 50s early 60s enables more people than ever before to go to University.  A number of red brick and concrete campus begin to sprawl across towns and cities, offering an alternative to the longer established and in some cases more exclusive seats of learning.  The mid 60s sees a rush by banks to purchase sites at universities in order to be able to cash in on the growing student banking market.  Durham University opens in 1832, but has to wait 133 years for its first Branch of Martins!   In 1965 the Bank sets up shop at No 26 New Elvet as a self-remitting sub Branch.  This is a both a prudent and an important step, because it gives the Branch its own sorting code, and therefore the scope to expand and open a large number of accounts without distorting the workload or statistics of the main office. 

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At the same time it enables Martins to manage -  both remotely and in situ, with Clerk in Charge, Mr P Hide available to make the immediate decisions and help the Bank’s student customers.  By the time of the merger with Barclays in 1969, Martins Bank has ten University Branches across the country, at Bradford, Bristol, Durham, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle upon Tyne, Norwich, Sheffield and York.

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Carol Snaith

Cashier

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Mr P J Hide

Clerk in Charge

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BARCLAYS BANK LIMITED

MARTINS BANK LIMITED

 

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Martins Bank Limited 11-78-80 Durham University

Self remitting sub to 11-45-30 Durham

26 New Elvet Durham County Durham

322 North Eastern

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Durham 4056

Nightsafe Installed

Mr P Hide Clerk in Charge

 

1965

15 December 1969

27 November 2009

Currently

Opened by Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-27-42 Durham University

Closed

Chartered Surveyors

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