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Martins Bank 1928+

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1966 COA.jpgOn the back of the expansion of Britain’s University system in the 1960s, Martins Bank opens eight campus branches in the eleven years up to the merger, but  one of the inevitable results of the merger with Barclays, is also one of the saddest – a swathe of newly opened and well-designed branches closed within a year or two of being opened, because they are surplus to requirements.  Countless times has this tale been told here in our online archive, and we can only console ourselves with the knowledge that just occasionally, as a result of the merger, a Barclays branch was closed.

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This happened where a Martins Branch offered better premises.  Sadly, this is not the case for Newcastle University Branch which closes only a year or so after the merger. Under Martins, Newcastle University is a self accounting sub branch, open full banking hours over six days, and with an appointed Clerk in Charge to make the decisions. Who knows, it might easily have gone on to be one of Martins’ flagship University branches….

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Mr A Grummett

Clerk in Charge

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Title:

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Manager:

11-82-80 Newcastle Upon Tyne University      

Self accounting sub to 11-91-30 Newcastle Gallowgate

22/23 Leazes Crescent Newcastle NE1 4LW

399 North Eastern

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Newcastle 27796

Nightsafe Installed

Mr A Grummett Clerk in Charge

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1966

15 December 1969

2 April 1971

Currently

Opened by Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-59-71 Newcastle upon Tyne Haymarket

Closed

Hair Salon

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