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Bank of Liverpool and Martins

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Chatburn is a sub-Branch  to Clitheroe, and this typical 1960s scene is neither to last nor change with the banking times as the Branch is closed by Barclays on the 30 October 1970.   This is less than a year after the merger of Martins and Barclays Banks.

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This is another fine example of a “terraced house” or “front room” Branch and is situated next door to Fred Burgess the “High Class” Butcher – very handy for some cold meat for that all important lunchtime sandwich!  As a rule, Martins Bank Magazine does not visit sub-Branches, but on the way to Clitheroe in 1969 they do drop in at nearby Whalley sub-Branch, where they meet the two clerks responsible for running Chatburn - Roger Riley and Geoff Whitney…


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Branch Images © Barclays Ref: 0030/0600

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1969 03 MBM.jpgAt Whalley sub-Branch we met Roger Riley and Geoff Whitney; Roger joined the Bank at Burnley four years ago and after a spell at Padiham, his home town, came to Clitheroe where he has a mobile sort of existence working between the other two sub-Branches at Chatburn and Gisburn. He is a member of the Padi­ham Photographic Club and is a keen artist. Although he had just passed his driving test he is not as enthus­iastic about motoring as his colleague. Geoffrey Whit­ney travels in from Burnley each day and he too came to Clitheroe from Padiham. As well as a motorist he is a swimmer and a blue belt at judo. He hopes one day to work on computers.

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Roger Riley

Sub-Branch Clerk


Geoff Whitney

Sub-Branch Clerk




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Index Number and District:






11-93-20 Chatburn

Sub to 11-93-20 Clitheroe

7 Bridge Road Chatburn Clitheroe Lancashire

105 Craven

Mon and Fri 1030-1200 and 1230-1400

No Saturday Service

Chatburn 323

Nightsafe Installed

Mr J C Watson Manager Clitheroe

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3 January 1928



15 December 1969

30 october 1970


Opened by the Bank of Liverpool and Martins Limited

Martins Bank Limited

Closed for World War 2


Barclays Bank Limited 20-22-25 Clitheroe Castle Street


Residential Property