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Building for the future…

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By 1967, Martins Bank’s Branch at Victoria Road Cleveleys begins to feel - if not look -  its age.  In line with the architectural thinking of the day (seen by many now as disatrous) a new Concrete and glass Branch is commissioned and located in the shopping area known then as The Crescent, and today as Crescent East.

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Even with traditional bricks thrown in, in this particular photograph we can see that the building still lacks elegance, and the concrete squares look tired, dirty and weathered already. 

In Service 1967 until 4 June 2021

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Image © Barclays Ref 0030/0677

It was built to last however, and the Branch remains open into the twenty-first century, closing permanently in June 2021 after fifty-four years in service.  It is possible to glimpse a hint of Martins’ past in the centre of Barclays’ modern-day fascia – the unmistakable outline of the Martins Bank Coat of Arms – in our “Then and Now” feature below.  We can’t speak for Barclays’ internal layout, but the following pictures provide a fantastic glimpse of how things looked on the inside when Martins Bank first moved in to its brand-new Cleveleys Branch…

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1960 s Cleveleys (NEW) Interior 2 BGA Ref 30-677

1960 s Cleveleys (NEW) Interior 3 BGA Ref 30-677

Images © Barclays Ref 0030/0677

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Some things from the past can never be fully erased – Martins Bank’s coat of arms is, thankfully, one of them!

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Images © Barclays Ref 0030/0677

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1968 Mr AB Briggs Manager MBM-Au68P14

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Mr A B Briggs

Manager

1968 onwards

Mr Peter Froggatt

On the Staff

1968

 

 

 

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BARCLAYS BANK LIMITED

DISTRICT BANK LIMITED

 

BANK LIMITED

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MIDLAND BANK LIMITED 

 

NATIONAL PROVINCIAL BANK

WILLIAMS DEACON’S BANK

 

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YORKSHIRE BANK LIMITED

 

 

 

 

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Title:

Type:

Address:

Index Number and District:

Hours:

 

Telephone:

Services:

Manager:

11-90-20 Cleveleys

Full Branch

2a The Crescent Cleveleys Blackpool Lancashire

797 Manchester

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Cleveleys 3285

Nightsafe Installed

Mr A B Briggs Manager

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Cleckheaton

1967

15 December 1969

4 June 2021

Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-22-15 Cleveleys The Crescent

Scheduled to close permanently from 12 Noon

Cleveleys Victoria Road

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