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Martins Bank 1928+

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image076There must be something about bank branches and corners, largely perhaps because so many banks choose to put branches on them!  It is perhaps the double aspect that grabs the attention of customers, and in the twenty-first century, most of these buildings would fall foul of health and safety simply by virtue of the steps up to the front door.  Some of these branches are however built to last, and Martins Bank’s Branch at Preston’s Moor Park, at the corner of Garstang Road and Ellen Street, is still with us today.

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Image © Barclays Ref 0030/2350

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Thanks to some more wonderfully preserved glimpes into the past from Barclays’ collection, we can see both sides of Moor Park, and its somewhat psychedelic interior as well…

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Above: Ellen Street Aspect

Left: Garstang Road Aspect

Below: Branch interior

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Images © Barclays Ref 30/2350

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Title:

Type:

Address:

Index Number and District:

Hours:

 

Telephone:

Services:

Manager:

11-94-60 Preston Moor Park

Sub to 11-94-60 Preston

31 Garstang Road Preston PR1 1LA Lancashire

769 Manchester

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Preston 56912

Nightsafe Installed

Mr L Richards Manager

1965

15 December 1969

Currently

Opened by Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-69-85 Preston 38 Fishergate

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