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Martins Bank 1928+

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image078A Sub Branch at Milton Regis is opened in 1966.  Sittingbourne is already established as one of the oldest of the Kentish branches – originally a branch of Messrs Vallance and Payne, and then later Martin’s Private Bank.  As Milton Regis begins to feel the effects of urban sprawl, it becomes less of a village and more of a suburb of Sittingbourne – a good place then to add a Sub Branch with hours that suit both shoppers and local traders – Monday to Friday, 10am to 2pm. 

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1970 Milton Regis Exterior CU - BGA Ref 30-1917

Image © 1970 Barclays Ref 0030-1917

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1967 Milton Regis Branch Phone Book Entry BT

Image © BT 1967

Milton Regis survuves the 1969 merger with Barclays, and the new owners keep it open for another fifteen years.  The doors close for the final time towards the end of 1984.  If you have photos or memories of this or of any of the 980+ buildings used as Branches of Martins Bank, then please to get in touch with us at the usual address:

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An indication that the financial position of an area is changing, is often the closure of a bank Branch. Former Branches find themselves as pubs, libraries or charity shops, and (as the economy dives further), betting shops and pop up shops. Not sure about this one…

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Image © 1970 Barclays Ref 0030-1917

Image: G M S Wylie

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Index Number and District:






11-87-70 Milton Regis

Sub to 11-87-70 Sitingbourne

67 High Street Milton Regis Sittingbourne Kent

409 London

Mon to Fri 1000-1400

No Saturday Service

Sittingbourne 2171

No Nightsafe

Mr C H Goodband Manager (Sittingbourne)


15 December 1969

12 November 1984


Opened by Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-78-29 Sittingbourne 60 High Street


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