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Martins Bank 1928+

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Martins Bank opens up shop in “The Forum”, Wallsend’s newest shopping experience in the Spring of 1969, and instantly provides a brand new Branch for Barclays to inherit just a few short  months later.   The location is obviously a good one, as the Branch is still open today.

 

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1960 s Wallsend Exterior 13 CU Sign BGA Ref 30-3044

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Fortunately, a record of Martins’ brief time in this building has been kept by the re-mastered Advertisement below, and by these wonderful branch images from the Barclays collection, capturing Martins Bank at perhaps its most modern.  The original WALLSEND Branch of the Bank opens at 1 High Street West in 1901, and closes when the new Branch opens at The Forum.  Wallsend also has a sub-Branch, which was originally based at the WALKER MECHANICS INSTITUTE, but following a fire in 1965 the business is relocated to temporary premises at WALKER BOYS’ CLUB, and closed altogether by the time of the merger with Barclays.

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Image © Martins Bank Archive Collection

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Mr A M Parr

Manager

1969

 

 

Title:

Type:

Address:

Index Number and District:

Hours:

 

Telephone:

Services:

Manager:

11-95-81 Wallsend

Full Branch

THE FORUM 19 High Street West Wallsend Northumberland

364 North Eastern

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Wallsend 623681

Nightsafe Installed

Mr A M Parr Manager

Sub Branches

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11-95-81 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE WALKER

Spring 1969

15 December 1969

Currently

Opened by Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-90-02 Wallsend

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