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Craven Bank

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There are many examples in the online archive, of Martins Bank’s “front room” style sub-Branches, but none of them looks as much like a large town house, as Whalley, sub to Clitheroe.  Even in close up (above) it is difficult to believe that people actually walk through that front door to transact banking business.  Surely you’d be more likely to see a few kids playing ball, and perhaps a dog scampering about in the driveway?  Whalley makes it through the merger, and in 1975 Barclays finds new premises a little further down King Street.  At the time of the merger, Whalley opens virtually full banking hours across the six day banking week, but many branches are soon to be given a late opening weekday instead of Saturday morning, as the banking unions press hard for a five day week.

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All Branch Images © Barclays Ref 0030/3178/3179

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Geoff Whitney

Sub Branch Staff


Roger Riley

Sub Branch Staff








Index Number and District:






11-93-20 Whalley

Sub to 11-93-20 Clitheroe

92 King Street Whalley Blackburn Lancashire

105 Craven

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0915-1115

Whalley 3288

Counter Service Only

Mr J C Watson Manager

January 1901

23 March 1906

18 December 1918

3 January 1928

15 December 1969


opened by the Craven Bank

Bank of Liverpool

Bank of Liverpool and Martins

Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-22-25 Clitheroe Castle Street

Branch Moved from 92 to 65/67 King Street

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