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Somewhere, deep in the heart of Craven Country, Cowling is one of four sub branches looked after by Martins Bank’s main office at Skipton.  Like many of the Bank’s smaller outlets, Cowling is only open for a couple of hours each week, but that is enough to provide an essential service to the local community. Between them, Skipton’s four sub branches are open on most days of the banking week, with Skipton itself open full banking hours, providing a full range of banking services.

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Cowling closes in 1981 after more than 75 years of securely looking after the money of the local paople and businesses.  Nowadays, there a different kind of “security” is available within the same tiny building on Keighley Road, courtesy of the Premier Arms Company…

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That was then…

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… and this is now

With special thanks to Dave Gillett

Image ©2014 Martins Bank Archive

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MARTINS BANK LIMITED

MIDLAND BANK LIMITED

Two sub-Branches

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YORKSHIRE BANK LIMITED

 

 

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Title:

Type:

Address:

Index Number and District:

Hours:

 

Telephone:

Services:

Manager:

Martins Bank Limited 11-90-70 Cowling

Sub to 11-90-70 Skipton

153 Keighley Road Cowling Keighley Yorkshire

115 Craven

Thursday 1100-1300

No Saturday Service

Cross Hills 2678

No Nightsafe

J M Bainbridge Manager Skipton

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Pre 1906

23 March 1906

18 December 1918

3 January 1928

15 December 1969

9 April 1981

Currently

The Craven Bank

Bank of Liverpool

Bank of Liverpool and Martins Limited

Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-78-42 Skipton 49 High Street

Closed

The Premier Arms Company

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