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1960 s Westhoughton Interior BGA Ref 30-3146.jpgFrom the late 1950s onwards, there is a push by Martins Bank to build new or to refit existing high street branches, with a view to maximising income in central  shopping areas.  The “housewife” is in particular targetted as a source of new accounts, and the booklet “An Account at Martins Bank” features on its cover, a woman’s handbag and a female hand holding a cheque. Westhoughton sub branch opens in 1958 in these impressive premises in Market Street. It has a modern bandit screen free interior and although it does not have self accounting status, it is nevertheless a busy office, and serves shoppers and local businesses for a full banking week.   In 1969, Westhoughton, sadly, is not one of the Martins branches that Barclays wants, and it is closed down ahead of the merger. 

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11-90-00 Westhoughton

Sub to 11-90-00 Bolton

110 Market Street Westhoughton Bolton Lancashire

513 Manchester

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Westhoughton 2004

Counter Service Only

Mr E Haslam Manager (Bolton)

1958

12 December 1969

2015

Martins Bank Limited

Closed

Solicitors’ Offices

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