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Bank of Liverpool and Martins

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At the time of the Amalgamation of the Bank of Liverpool and Martins with the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank, which creates the modern day Martins Bank, each bank has a Cattle market Agency at Wakefield. From the available records, we believe that the Lancashire and Yorkshire Agency was closed and merged with that of the Bank of Liverpool and Martins. 

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Image © Barclays 1927


The Second World War claims a number of Martins Bank’s branches – not only those that are flattened by bombing, but also many for which the Bank cannot spare the staff to open them for only an hour or two each week.  The original idea is to mothball them until the war is over, but the economic situation at the end of the conflict dictates which should remain closed, and Wakefield Cattle Market Branch is one of these, closing down altogether in 1940. We have no image of this branch, so if you can help, please do get in touch with us at the usual address: .

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Index Number and District:






11-846 Wakefield Cattle Market

Sub to 11-846 Wakefield

Cattle Market Denby Dale Road Wakefield

625 Leeds

Open Wednesday (hours not recorded)

No Saturday Opening 

No Telephone

Counter Service only

Mr C A Bate

1 February 1925

3 January 1928


Aquired by the Bank of Liverpool and Martins

Martins Bank Limited


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