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Martins Bank 1928+

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image080Sidcup station Branch opens in 1967, and this little office is yet another example of the optimism of Martins Bank at this time in claiming as many high street shop fronts as it can.  As we now know, a large number of these new branches have an extremely limited shelf life, axed either just before or not long after the Barclays Merger.  Unfortunately not part of Barclays’ long terms plans for this part of Kent, Sidcup Station sub-Branch closes in 1969 – six  months ahead of the merger of Martins and Barclays – having provided five full days of banking each week for less than two years.  Never mind, at least we can cheer ourselves up and take what is after all a very rare chance to look inside Sidcup Station…

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Branch Images © Barclays Ref 0033/0506

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Images © Barclays Ref 0033/0506


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Index Number and District:






11-83-70 Sidcup Station

Sub to 11-83-70 Sidcup  

133 Station Road Sidcup Kent

408 London

Mon to Fri 1000-1500 

No Saturday Service

01 300 7001

Counter Service Only

Mr C H Piper Manager (Sidcup)


June 1969


Opened by Martins Bank Limited


Chartered Surveyors / Estate Agency

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