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Martins Bank 1928+

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image066We have no image of Martins’ Branch at Leeds University, so here instead is a picture postcard shot of the Parkinson Building – (Frank Parkinson is a major benefactor of the University) – and a student who looks not a day younger than 35 years old, who is holding his back for some reason, whilst advertising student services at Leeds!  This generic ad from 1961 which Martins Bank also uses within student literature and the local press for students at Oxford University.  “Martins Bank Welcomes Students” is featured on various university notice boards around the country in 1965, and is seen here both as it would appear at Leeds, and advertising Carlisle Branch on an enrolment board…

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Image (from actual postcard) © Frith Ltd Ref L28018

Martins Bank Archive Collection

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We know that Martins Staff like to tread the boards, and sing for their supper (see SONG AND DANCE) but it seems Martins Bank and broadcasting might also go hand in hand, as Leeds University Branch is not too far from BBC Broadcasting House in Woodhouse Lane.  BRISTOL CLIFTON Branch is also just a stone’s throw from the BBC Western Region studios, MANCHESTER HULME Branch is a stone’s throw from the Hulme Hipperdrome where some of the most iconic Radio Shows of the 40s 50s and 60s were made, and one of the Bank’s Cardiff Managers is no stranger to making radio and TV appearances in both English AND Welsh!

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The Staff of Martins Bank is, of course multi-talented, so in 1965, it comes as no surprise to find that Mr D Greaves, who is Clerk in Charge at Leeds University Branch, is the focus of attention in Martins Bank Magazine when his achievements in the RAF voluntary reserve are recognised…

 

 

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Mr D E Greaves (Clerk in Charge, University, Leeds) has recently achieved the Air Efficiency Award in recognition of his service in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.  Mr Greaves, who is a Flight Lieutenant in the Intelligence branch of the R.A.F.V.R., has also been admitted to membership of the exclusive RAF 1,000 m.p.h. club.

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1960 to 1966 Mr DE Greaves Clerk in Charge MBM-Au66P05.jpg

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Mr D E Greaves

Clerk in Charge

1960 to 1966

Mr L M Hunt

Clerk in Charge

1966 onwards

 

 

Title:

Type:

Address:

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Hours:

 

Telephone:

Services:

Manager:

11-79-80 Leeds University

Self accounting sub to 11-00-50 Leeds District Office

6 Blenheim Terrace Woodhouse Lane Leeds 2 Yorkshire

617 Leeds

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Leeds 34810

Nightsafe Installed

Mr L M Hunt Clerk in Charge

1960

12 December 1969

Opened by Martins Bank

Closed and business Transferred to Barclays 25 Blenheim Terrace

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