Sep 1.jpg

Martins Bank 1928+

sp1

From 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 an outstretched female hand holding a cheque.

Sep 1.jpg

1960 s Westhoughton Interior BGA Ref 30-3146.jpg

Sep 1.jpg

1960 s Westhoughton Exterior BGA Ref 30-3146.jpg

Image © Barclays Ref 0030/3146

Sep 1.jpg

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. 

Sep 1.jpg

Sep 1.jpg

Title:

Type:

Address:

Index Number and District:

Hours:

 

Telephone:

Services:

Manager:

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

Currently

Martins Bank Limited

Closed

Solicitors’ Offices

 

Sep 1.jpg

Gutinfo.jpg