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“The Appointed Day” has arrived…

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Integration Circulars.jpgThroughout 1969, Martins Head Office issues the infamous “Pink Integration Circulars” which provide instructions to the managers and staff of branches.  Integration is always referred to as taking place “on the appointed day” – 15 December 1969 - and with so much to integrate with Barclays, no less than eighty-five very detailed circulars are issued between February 1969 and January 1970.  At one point, the workload is considered to be too great for branches to be able reasonably to cope with, and the last batch of circulars is intentionally deferred to allow pause for breath. As well as comparing procedure and trying to implement the best solution, much greater headaches are caused by the amalgamation of internal accounts, not to mention the accounts held by Martins Customers.  Almost overnight, Martins staff will have be able to offer the same Barclaycard service to customers as Barclays, and Managers are sent in quick rotation on training seminars.  Barclaycard staff themselves visit Martins branches to try and offer reassurance…  The countdown has begun, and all over England and Wales, Martins clerks are busy throwing away obsolete papers, stocking up on new ones, learning new procedures, and STILL going to extremes to be helpful.  Here, we show just what a busy year it is for Martins, as we interlace details of the integration circulars, with the regular official and social activities of the bank and its staff…

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January

01/01/1969

03/01/1969

03/01/1969

06/01/1969

07/01/1969

07/01/1969

07/01/1969

08/01/1969

14/01/1969

17/01/1969

22/01/1969

28/01/1969

General Board Meeting

London District Board Meeting

North Eastern District Board Meeting

Quarterly reunion of retired members in the Liverpool area at Head Office at 3.15 p.m.

Manchester District Board Meeting

Midland District Board Meeting

South Western District Board Meeting

Leeds district Board Meeting

General Board Meeting

London District Board Meeting

Leeds district Board Meeting

Manchester District Board Meeting

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February

04/02/1969

07/02/1969

07/02/1969

07/02/1969

07/02/1969

12/02/1969

18/02/1969

18/02/1969

19/02/1969

22/02/1969

26/02/1969

28/02/1969

Midland District Board Meeting

London District Board Meeting

North Eastern District Board Meeting

Integration Circular No 69/1 Undivided profits and reorganisation of accounts

Integration Circular No 69/2 Suspense accounts and re-titling of accounts

Leeds district Board Meeting

General Board Meeting

Manchester District Board Meeting

Integration Circular No 69/3 Control of Advances/Securities/Safe Custody/Stamping of Documents/Transfer of Branch Control

Midland District dinner at the Grand Hotel, Birmingham

Leeds district Board Meeting

London District Board Meeting

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March

03/03/1969

04/03/1969

04/03/1969

07/03/1969

12/03/1969

14/03/1969

15/03/1969

15/03/1969

17/03/1969

18/03/1969

21/03/1969

22/03/1969

24/03/1969

 

25/03/1969

26/03/1969

28/03/1969

Annual General Meeting and quarterly reunion of retired members in the London area at 68 Lombard Street at 2.45 p.m.

Manchester District Board Meeting

Midland District Board Meeting

North Eastern District Board Meeting

Leeds district Board Meeting

London District Board Meeting

London District dinner-dance at the Europa Hotel, Grosvenor Square

Craven District dinner at the Craiglands Hotel, Ilkley

Liverpool District dinner at the Grosvenor Hotel, Chester

General Board Meeting

Manchester District dinner-dance at the Alexandra Suite, Midland  Hotel, Manchester

Leeds District dinner at the Queen's Hotel, Leeds

Martins Bank Operatic Society's production of La Belle Helene by Offenbach at the Neptune Theatre, Liverpool until 29/03/1969

Manchester District Board Meeting

Leeds district Board Meeting

London District Board Meeting

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April

01/04/1969

04/04/1969

09/04/1969

10/04/1969

11/04/1969

14/04/1969

14/04/1969

15/04/1969

18/04/1969

20/04/1969

22/04/1969

23/04/1969

23/04/1969

29/04/1969

29/04/1969

Midland District Board Meeting

South Western District Board Meeting

Leeds district Board Meeting

South Western District Board Meeting

North Eastern District Board Meeting

Quarterly reunion of retired members in the Liverpool area at Head Office at 3.15 p.m.

Exhibition of Arts and Crafts at Head Office until 18/04/1969

General Board Meeting

London District Board Meeting

Midland District Golfing Society meeting at Wolstanton Golf Club

Manchester District Board Meeting

Leeds district Board Meeting

Integration Circular No 69/11 Searches at Companies Registry

Integration Circular No 69/12 Barclaycard

Integration Circular No 69/13 Claiming under advice by departments

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May

02/05/1969

06/05/1969

06/05/1969

06/05/1969

09/05/1969

13/05/1969

14/05/1969

16/05/1969

19/05/1969

20/05/1969

28/05/1969

London District Board Meeting

Manchester District Board Meeting

Midland District Board Meeting

South Western District Board Meeting

North Eastern District Board Meeting

Integration Circular No 69/14 Cautions

Leeds district Board Meeting

London District Board Meeting

Martins Bank Golfing Society. Finals of the Directors' Challenge Cup at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake until 20/05/1969

General Board Meeting

Leeds district Board Meeting

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June

02/06/1969

03/06/1969

03/06/1969

03/06/1969

06/06/1969

06/06/1969

11/06/1969

17/06/1969

20/06/1969

20/06/1969

22/06/1969

24/06/1969

25/06/1969

26/06/1969

26/06/1969

28/06/1969

Integration Circular No 69/17 Statistical Returns

Manchester District Board Meeting

Midland District Board Meeting

South Western District Board Meeting

London District Board Meeting

North Eastern District Board Meeting

Leeds district Board Meeting

General Board Meeting

London District Board Meeting

Integration Circular No 69/18 Bills for collection and Bills Payable

Northern District Golfing Society meeting at Grange-over-Sands Golf Club

Manchester District Board Meeting

Leeds district Board Meeting

Integration Circular No 69/19 Premises accounting - branch and let property

Integration Circular No 69/20 Reorganisation of the general ledger

Barclays Bank Annual Sports Day at Hangar Lane, Ealing

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July

01/07/1969

04/07/1969

04/07/1969

04/07/1969

08/07/1969

08/07/1969

08/07/1969

08/07/1969

09/07/1969

11/07/1969

 

15/07/1969

18/07/1969

18/07/1969

19/07/1969

22/07/1969

23/07/1969

23/07/1969

Midland District Board Meeting

London District Board Meeting

North Eastern District Board Meeting

Integration Circular No 69/21 Weekly Statement of Liabilities and Assets

Manchester District Board Meeting

South Western District Board Meeting

Integration Circular No 69/22 Cheque Books

Integration Circular No 69/23 Credit Books and Counter Credit Slips

Leeds district Board Meeting

Integration Circular No 69/24 Branch drafts, headed paper, cheque book wallets, compliments slips, counter cheque books, rubber stamps and visiting cards.

General Board Meeting

London District Board Meeting

Integration Circular No 69/25 Inter-branch and branch/head office settlement

Inter-Banks Athletic Association meeting at Motspur Park

Manchester District Board Meeting

Leeds district Board Meeting

Integration Circular No 69/27 Acknowledgement of Debit Clearing In from London

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August

04/08/1969

05/08/1969

05/08/1969

05/08/1969

08/08/1969

08/08/1969

13/08/1969

19/08/1969

22/08/1969

26/08/1969

27/08/1969

Liverpool District Golfing Society mixed foursomes at Wirral Ladies' Golf Club

Manchester District Board Meeting

Midland District Board Meeting

South Western District Board Meeting

London District Board Meeting

North Eastern District Board Meeting

Leeds district Board Meeting

General Board Meeting

London District Board Meeting

Manchester District Board Meeting

Leeds district Board Meeting

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September

04/09/1969

04/09/1969

05/09/1969

05/09/1969

09/09/1969

09/09/1969

09/09/1969

10/09/1969

16/09/1969

19/09/1969

24/09/1969

25/09/1969

30/09/1969

30/09/1969

South Western District Board Meeting

Liverpool District Golfing Society W. D. Armstrong Trophy meeting at South-port & Ainsdale Golf Club

London District Board Meeting

North Eastern District Board Meeting

Manchester District Board Meeting

Midland District Board Meeting

Integration Circular No 69/36 Sundry Forms

Leeds district Board Meeting

General Board Meeting

London District Board Meeting

Leeds district Board Meeting

Integration Circular No 69/38 Remittance of Bank Giro Credits to London

Manchester District Board Meeting

Integration Circular No 69/39 Staff Accounts

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October

02/10/1969

03/10/1969

03/10/1969

03/10/1969

07/10/1969

07/10/1969

08/10/1969

09/10/1969

09/10/1969

10/10/1969

14/10/1969

15/10/1969

17/10/1969

17/10/1969

18/10/1969

21/10/1969

22/10/1969

28/10/1969

29/10/1969

 

30/10/1969

Inter-banks swimming gala at Victoria Baths, Hathersage Road, Manchester

London District Board Meeting

North Eastern District Board Meeting

Isle of Man staff dinner at Castletown Golf Links Hotel

Midland District Board Meeting

South Western District Board Meeting

Leeds district Board Meeting

Integration Circular No 69/40 Foreign Currency Tills

Integration Circular No 69/41 Acknowledgement of Credit Clearing In from London

Liverpool District dinner at the Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool

Manchester District Board Meeting

Integration Circular No 69/42 Authorised Signatures

London District Board Meeting

Integration Circular No 69/43 Statements and Supplementary Lists

Northern District annual staff dinner at the Windermere Hydro, Bowness-on-Windermere

General Board Meeting

Leeds district Board Meeting

Manchester District Board Meeting

Integration Circular No 69/44 Coupon Bonds, Allotment Letters, Scrip Certificates, Taxable Foreign or Colonial Warrants Etc, for collection, repayment, conversion, etc..

Integration Circular No 69/45 X Form Remittance, X Form Clearing, Summary of Remittance, Weekly Statement of Head Office Account

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November

04/11/1969

04/11/1969

07/11/1969

07/11/1969

11/11/1969

12/11/1969

14/11/1969

17/11/1969

18/11/1969

21/11/1969

21/11/1969

26/11/1969

27/11/1969

 

27/11/1969

28/11/1969

28/11/1969

28/11/1969

Midland District Board Meeting

South Western District Board Meeting

London District Board Meeting

North Eastern District Board Meeting

Manchester District Board Meeting

Leeds district Board Meeting

Integration circular No 69/53 Charge Forms

Integration Circular No 69/54 Night Safes

General Board Meeting

London District Board Meeting

Integration Circular No 69/55 Standing Orders

Leeds district Board Meeting

Integration Circular No 69/57 Medium and long term export finance covered by direct and financial guarantee from export credits guarantee department.  Shipbuilding finance covered by guarantee from the ministry of technology.

Integration Circular No 69/58 Short term finance for exports covered by E C G D comprehensive bank guarantees.

Integration Circular No 69/59 Note Packaging – Heat Sealing

Integration Circular No 69/60 Local Authority Loans and Repayments in London

Integration Circular No 69/61 Cashier Procedures

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December

02/12/1969

02/12/1969

02/12/1969

05/12/1969

05/12/1969

05/12/1969

05/12/1969

08/12/1969

08/12/1969

09/12/1969

09/12/1969

09/12/1969

09/12/1969

10/12/1969

10/12/1969

10/12/1969

10/12/1969

15/12/1969

18/12/1969

19/12/1969

Manchester District Board Meeting

Midland District Board Meeting

South Western District Board Meeting

London District Board Meeting

North Eastern District Board Meeting

Integration Circular No 69/63 Open Credits

Integration Circular No 69/65 Clearing and Remittance Procedures

Integration Circular No 69/66 Unpaid Cheques and Bills

Integration Circular No 69/67 Profit and Loss – no action required until 01/01/1970

General Board Meeting

Integration Circular No 69/69 Domestic Contingent Liabilities

Integration Circular No 69/70 Coupon Bonds, allotment letters, scrip certificates, taxable foreign or colonial warrants etc, for collection, repayment, conversion, etc..

Integration Circular No 69/71 Securities in the course of completion

Leeds district Board Meeting

Integration Circular No 69/72 Cash Movements

Integration Circular No 69/73 Opening closing and transferring accounts

Integration Circular No 69/74 Appointed Day.  Final Integration Circulars delayed until 21/01/1970

The Appointed Day, under which an Act of Parliament requires the merger of Martins Bank and Barclays Bank to take place

Manchester District Board Meeting

London District Board Meeting

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