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Martins Bank 1928+

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 The history of Martins Bank in Kent goes back to the days of  the former  Martin’s Private Bank which joins with the Bank of Liverpool in 1918.

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Extract from Martins Bank Limited Annual Report and Accounts for 1936 © Barclays

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Image © BT 1936

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A further seventeen are opened in the area between 1920 and 1967. Martins Bank opens a branch in Tunbridge Wells in 1936, in temporary premises at 15 Mount Pleasant Road.  Then there begins a kind of journey along the same road – perhaps inspired by the Grasshopper itself - with a “hop” in 1939 along to new premises at No 28, and in 1965 another “hop” to a very modern building at No 64!  Whilst we have images of the two later Branches, currently none are available of 15 Mount Pleasant Road.  If you can help with images and or information about this or any of Martins Bank’s 970+ Branch buildings, then please do get in touch with us at the usual address –

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Kent & Sussex Courier 17 July 1936

Newspaper Image © LocalWorld/Trinity Mirror

Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD

Image reproduced with kind permission of The British Newspaper Archive

This cheque from our collection was printed in June 1936 in readiness for use at 15 Mount Pleasant Road Branch during its short time as a Branch of Martins Bank. National numbers, designed to aid in the sorting and clearing of cheques were introduced from the late 1930s and pre-date the more familiar Sorting Code Numbers we have today.

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1936 to 1953 Mr B S Noakes Manager MBM-Sp53P50.jpg

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Mr B S Noakes


1936 to 1953









Index Number and District:






11-817 Tunbridge Wells

Full Branch

15 Mount Pleasant Street Tunbridge Wells Kent

436 London

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Tunbridge Wells 2564

Nightsafe installed

Mr B S Noakes Manager

Thursday 16 July 1936



Opened by Martins Bank Limited

Closed and moved to 28 Mount Pleasant Road

Part of Moss Bross – 11 to 15 Mount Pleasant Road

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