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Bank of Liverpool and Martins

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Pronunciation guide Meols, it rhymes with smells, and although our branch does resemble a public convenience, that is (in the interests of decency) where all olfactory comparisons must end. LEGO enthusiasts everywhere will surely want to bombard the company with requests to produce a model of our branch and its wonderful surroundings, as seen in this amazing image in which 1960s suburbia is brought vividly back to life.

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1960 Early Meols Cheque - S Walker MBA.jpg

Image Stephen Walker

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1967 Meols Exterior BGA Ref 30-1877.jpg

Image Barclays Ref 0030/1877

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Opened by the Bank of Liverpool and Martins in 1926, Meols Branch continues in service beyond the merger of Martins and Barclays and survives until October 1992. During World War 2 it is one of many branches kept open and running by an army of women Clerks in Charge. Meols continues to operate as a sub-Branch to Hoylake, until some time between 1960 and 1969 when it becomes a full branch, but sadly we do not have the image of the only Meols Manager to be mentioned in the Staff records, Mr E Gray. At the time of the merger with Barclays Meols is given its own sorting code as a full Branch of that Bank.

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1942 to 1946 Miss P M Swadling Clerk in Charge MBM-Au46P29.jpg

1946 to 1947 Mr D B Lucas MBM-Au64P03.jpg

1946 to 1955 Mr A L D Carson Clerk in Charge MBM-Su64P04.jpg

1950 to 1954 Mr D J Scott MBM-Sp67P07.jpg

1955 to 1960 Mr F H Clayton Clerk in Charge MBM-Su65P07.jpg

1959 to 1959 Mr P A Smethurst MBM-Sp68P06.jpg

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Miss P M Swadling

Wartime Clerk in Charge

1942 to 1946

Mr D B Lucas

On the Staff

1946 to 1947

Mr A L D Carson

Clerk in Charge

1946 to 1955

Mr D J Scott

On the Staff

1950 to 1954

Mr D H Clayton

Clerk in Charge

1955 to 1960

Mr P A Smethurst

On the Staff


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1965 Katina Jardine Cashier MBM-Wi65P37.jpg

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Miss Katina Jardine








Index Number and District:






11-94-50 Meols

Full Branch

206 Birkenhead Road Meols Hoylake Wirral Cheshire

64 Liverpool

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

HOYlake 1237

Nightsafe Installed

Mr E Grey Manager

29 September 1926

3 Janaury 1928

15 December 1969

30 October 1992


opened by Bank of Liverpool and Martins Limited

Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-56-50 Meols


Beauty Salon