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Adelphi Bank

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Hulme’s claim to fame in the 1960s is the large number of radio shows that are broadcast - many of them live - from the Hulme Hippodrome. These include hugely popular shows, such as “The Clitheroe Kid” which is perhaps, the most fondly remembered of these productions to be on the air during Martins’ final days. Many of these programmes are still heard today.

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1925 L and Y Bank Hulme Cheque 4CB-IB

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1937 Manchester Hulme Exterior BGA Ref 30-1811

Image © 1937 Barclays Ref 0030/1811

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The Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank branch at Hulme, which is orignally opened by the Adelphi Bank, comes to Martins Bank in 1928, and by 1967 it is on the list of Manchester branches scheduled for possible demolition.  We do not know how soon the building was demolished, but we do know that the Branch was closed not to long after the merger with Barclays, closing its doors for the final time in April 1971. Today modern buildings line both sides of the road in which this Branch once stood.  In an article written after a tour of several branches faced with the prospect of demolition, Martins Bank Magazine provides us with only this tiny insight into life at Hulme branch…

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1967 03 MBM.jpgAt Hulme one can park outside the branch on Stretford Road, a busy main thoroughfare, without difficulty because the whole area is slowly dying.   The deep purple tint of old mahogany, the church pew in the customers’ space, the intricate patterns of wood and glass around the Manager’s Room – with the title still on the glass of its door – are an indication of more affluent and active days dating back eighty years.  Light industry northwards, and blocks of flats to the south will change the look of this semi-derelict area where once the small businesses raked in the money from the Saturday shoppers.  Now the street and the branch are quiet, but the branch is still profitable, for those who have moved on and retained their connections – a tribute to branch management at its best.

 

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1915 Mr W E Taylor joined the bank here MBM-Wi59P53.jpg

1945 to 1958 Mr E B Turner Manager MBM-Au58P55.jpg

1953 Miss Jacqueline S Moore MBM-Au53P30.jpg

1963 to 1966 Mr FH Foster clerk in Charge MBM-Su66P04.jpg

1966 Mr JE preston Clerk in Charge MBM-Su66P05.jpg

1967 Miss A E Broadbent MBM-Au67P22.jpg

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Mr W E Taylor

Joined the Bank Here

1915

Mr E B Turner

Manager

1945 to 1958

Jacquenline S Moore

On the Staff 1953

Mr F H Foster

Clerk in Charge

1963 to 1966

Mr J E Preston

Clerk in Charge

1966 onwards

Miss A E Broadbent

On the Staff

1967

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1967 Mr L Hill MBM-Au67P22.jpg

1967 Mrs A J Burns MBM-Au67P22.jpg

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Mr L Hill

On the Staff

1967

Mrs A J Burns

On the Staff

1967

 

 

 

 

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Title:

Type:

Address:

Index Number and District:

Hours:

 

Telephone:

Services:

Manager:

11-90-40 Manchester Hulme

Full Branch

273 Stretford Road Manchester 15

749 Manchester

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

061 226 1933

Nightsafe Installed

Mr J E Preston Clerk in Charge

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By 1899

10 June 1899

3 January 1928

15 December 1969

23 April 1971

Currently

Opened by the Adelphi Bank

The Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank

Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-54-82 Manchester Hulme

Closed

This area has been re-developed

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