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West Riding Union Bank

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A good number of Martins Bank’s Branches have long and distinguished histories, none more so than Huddersfield Market Place which comes to the Bank in 1928 through the amalgamation of the Bank of Liverpool and Martins with the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank. The building is the former Head Office of the West Riding Union Banking Company Limited which is absorbed by the Lancashire & Yorkshire Bank in 1902.  In its heyday, the West Riding Union Bank issues its own banknotes, but as a small bank it can no longer survive independently.  Banks all over the UK are made up in this way, from hundreds of smaller banks in a merger process that seems never ending in the late nineteenth and early twentieth Centuries. The branch at Huddersfield Market Place goes on to become part of Martins and eventually Barclays. In our picture we see it in its Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank days. We do have below a shot of the building from its time as a Branch of Martins Bank, but we are still looking for a clearer image.

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Image © Martins Bank Archive Collection: W N Townson Bequest

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Images © Martins Bank Archive Collection

 

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1910 to 1928 Mr H W Williamson Accountant from  1927 MBM-Su55P53.jpg

1914 to 1915 MR H V Mitchell MBM-Wi57P45.jpg

1916 Mr C Thornton joined the bank here MBM-Wi55P46.jpg

1917 to 1946 Mr J A Parkin MBM-Au50P09.jpg

1923 to 1928 Mr E V Fielding Pro Manager MBM-Au54P47.jpg

1923 to 1938 Mr H S Kaye  pro Manager from 1935 MBM-Wi52P48.jpg

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Mr H W Williamson

On the Staff 1910 to 1928

Accountant 1927 to 1928

Mr H V Mitchell

On the Staff

1914 to 1915

Mr C Thornton

Joined the Bank Here

1915

Mr J A Parkin

On the Staff

1917 to 1946

Mr E V Fielding

Pro Manager

1923 to 1928

Mr H S Kaye

Pro Manager

1923 to 1928

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1924 Mr G F Howarth joined the bank here MBM-Sp68P50.jpg

1927 to 1937 Mr D McNair MBM-Sp68P51.jpg

1928 to 1928 Mr A N Smith joined the bank here MBM-Au66P03.jpg

1938 to 1939 Mr S M Lee Pro Manager MBM-Wi60P56.jpg

1939 to 1940 Mr T Thornton joined the bank here MBM-Au68P15.jpg

1939 to 1947 Mr T Whittaker Pro Manager then Manager from 1941 MBM-Sp60P46.jpg

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Mr G F Howarth

Joined the Bank Here

1924

Mr D McNair

On the Staff

1927 to 1937

Mr A N Smith

Joined the Bank Here

1928 to 1928

Mr S M Lee

Pro Manager

1938 to 1939

Mr T Thornton

Joined the Bank Here

1939 to 1940

Mr T Whittaker

Pro Manager

1939 to 1947

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1945 to 1947 then 1965 to 1968 Mr P J Crankshaw Assistant Manager MBM-Sp65P06.jpg

1945 to 1953 Mr Stanley C Owen Manager MBM-Wi53P52.jpg

1946 to 1947 Mr P D Dyson joined the bank here MBM-Wi64P08.jpg

1946 to 1950 Mr Thomas Heald Accountant MBM-Wi59P50.jpg

1950 Mr G V M Earles joined the bank here MBM-Au68P06.jpg

1953 to 1963 Mr J E Leake Manager MBM-Sp63P54.jpg

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Mr P J Crankshaw

On the Staff 1945 to 1947

Asst Manager 1965 to 1968

Mr Stanley C Owen

Manager

1945 to 1953

Mr P D Dyson

Joined the Bank Here

1946 to 1947

Mr Thomas Heald

Accountant

1946 to 1950

Mr G V M Earles

Joined the Bank here

1950

Mr J E Leake

Manager

1953 to 1963

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1957 to 1962 Mr I A M Bremner Accountant MBM-Au66P04.jpg

1960 to 1965 Mr A K Bromley Assistant Manager then Manager from 1963 MBM-Wi65P03.jpg

1963 to 1965 Mr D M Pollard Pro Manager MBM-Sp65P05.jpg

1963 to 1965 Mr GW Parkinson Assistant Manager MBM-Su65P03.jpg

1965 Mr J Speak Manager MBM-Au65P02.jpg

1965 to 1966 Mr AM Ellis pro Manager MBM-Sp65P08.jpg

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Mr I A Bremner

Accountant

1957 to 1962

Mr A K Bromlay

Asst Manager 1960-62

Manager 1963 to 1965

Mr D M Pollard

Pro Manager

1963 to 1965

Mr G W Parkinson

Assistant Manager

1963 to 1965

Mr J Speak

Manager

1965 onwards

Mr A M Ellis

Pro Manager

1965 to 1966

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1966 Pauline Parkin Accounts MBM-Sp66P44.jpg

1966 to 1969 Mr PF Sharpe pro then asst Manager MBM-Wi66P03.jpg

1969 Mr F A Beresford Pro Manager MBM-Sp69P07.jpg

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Miss Pauline Parkin

Machine Room Staff

1965

Mr P F Sharpe

Pro then Asst Manager

1965 to 1969

Mr F A Beresford

Pro Manager

1969

 

 

 

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Title:

Type:

Address:

Hours:

 

Telephone:

Services:

Manager:

11-84-40 Huddersfield Market Place

Full Branch

PO Box B10 27 Market Place Huddersfield Yorkshire

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Huddersfield 21144/6

Nightsafe Installed

Mr J Speak Manager

 

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11-84-40 MILNSBRIDGE

 

Pre 1902

15 July 1902

3 January 1928

15 December 1969

October 1978

Currently

opened by the West Riding Union Bank Limited

Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank

Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-43-05 Huddersfield 27 Market Place

Closed

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