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Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank

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1960 s Cleveleys (OLD) Exterior Nameplate 2 BGA Ref 30-677Cleveleys is a former branch of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank Limited, who have a network of branches in Blackpool and the Fylde Coast.  In 1922 it is a sub office to Blackpool, and along with the L and Y Bank’s other branches at Blackpool Corporation Street, Blackpool Lytham Road and Blackpool South Shore, it is under the control of two of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank’s Managers, Mr W Carrington and Mr C H Bracewell.  By the end of the 1960s Cleveleys Branch has outgrown its original property, and a new office is opened at 2a The Crescent. In 1968 Martins friends and colleagues gather at Cleveleys to say goodbye to Mr Heathcote, Branch Manager for the previous nine years.  As ever, Martins Bank Magazine is on hand to describe the festivities…


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1960 s Cleveleys (OLD) Exterior 1 BGA Ref 30-677

Image © Barclays Ref 0030/0677

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1968 03 MBM.jpg1959 to 1968 Mr S R Heathcote Manager MBM-Au68P58.jpgover thirty friends and colleagues gathered at Cleveleys branch on July 31 to say farewell to Mr Sydney R. Heathcote, retiring after 44 years in the Bank. Man­chester District Office was represented by Mr W. P. Glover and Miss M. E. Goddard: also present was Mr E. H. Priestley, retired District General Manager. Mr and Mrs Heathcote entertained the company to refreshments, and a cheque, to be used towards the purchase of a camera and projector, was presented by Mr N. S. Lamb who paid tribute to Mr Heathcote. Mrs Heathcote received a bouquet from Miss Ingrid Smith. In his reply Mr Heathcote amused everyone with anecdotes of his days as junior in the Bank. He had started at Hulme and had served at many branches in the Manchester District, becoming Clerk-in-Charge at All Saints in 1958 and Manager at Cleveleys a year later.

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1934 to 1936  approx Mr H Gresty clerk in charge MBM-Wi63P53.jpg

1944 to 1959 Mr C Williamson Manager MBM-Au59P55.jpg

1959 to 1968 Mr S R Heathcote Manager MBM-Au68P58.jpg

BW Logo

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Mr H Gresty

Clerk in Charge

1934 to 1936

Mr A F Swarbrick

On the Staff

1947 to 1948

Mr C Williamson


1944 to 1959

Mr E Pearce

On the Staff

1959 to 1962

Mr S R Heathcote


1959 to 1968


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Index Number and District:






11-90-20 Cleveleys

Full Branch

Victoria Road Cleveleys Blackpool Lancashire

797 Manchester

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Cleveleys 285

Nightsafe Installed

Mr S R Heathcote Manager

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3 January 1928


The Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank

Martins Bank Limited

Closed and relocated to 2a The Crescent Cleveleys