London District Office

Always the bridesmaid?

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The London District of Martins Bank comes formally into being in 1954 with the appointment of the first London District General Manager, Mr Edward Norman-Butler.  Although banking has been transacted at “the Grasshopper” since 1563, even the London Telephone Directory, (see below) reminds us, that however steeped in history, however important in the City of London, 68 Lombard Street is still only Martins’ “Principal London Office”.  There is of course no shame in this, and London’s role in Martins’ success increases towards the end of the Bank’s life, particularly in the field of computer operations.

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There is already lengthy history, and a number of images of 68 LOMBARD STREET in our Branch Network section and elsewhere within the Online Archive  This includes those members of staff that we can identify as having worked in London City Office.  You can also read about 68 Lombard’s role as Clearing Department by clicking HERE.

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Below is a gallery of currently available images of the staff of the various London District Office Departments.  Where is has not yet been possible to prove otherwise, some departments and staff might be listed here, instead of under a different London address.  Corrections are always welcome to the usual address: gutinfo@btinternet.com. The London Computer Centre Staff can now be found in our technology section at  LONDON COMPUTER CENTRE .

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1953 Mr E R Bowring Chairman of the London Board MBM-Wi53P37.jpg

1956 Mr J H Keswick CMG London Board Member MBM-Su56P07.jpg

1958 Mr P G Walker FCA London Board Member MBM-Sp58P04.jpg

1958 The Hon Mr M A R Cayzer London Board Member MBM-Sp58P05.jpg

1962 Lieut Colonel C P Dawnay CBE MVO Director MBM-Sp62P06.jpg

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Mr E R Bowring

Chairman of the Board

1953

Mr J H keswick CMG

Board Member 1956

Deputy Chair 1963

Mr P G Walkerr FCA

Board Member

1958

Rt Hon M A R Cayzer

Board Member

1958

Lt Col C P Dawnay CBE

Board Member

1962

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1966 Mr H Taylor Local Director and DGM London MBM-Sp66P03.jpg

1966 Mr L J Walton Director MBM-Su66P02.jpg

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Mr Harry Taylor

Local Director

1966

Mr L J Walton

Director

1966

 

 

 

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DISTRICT OFFICE – GENERAL STAFF

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1937 to 1944  Mr D O Maxwell Pro then 1940 Manager MBM-Au46P05

1945 A V Langton New Entrant MBM-Wi46P39

1947 to 1948 Mr EM Farrell MBMSp67P03

1952 Mr R L Peters LDO Relief MBM-Wi52P34.jpg

1952 Mr S E Davidson LDO Relief MBM-Wi52P34.jpg

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Mr D O Maxwell

Pro Manager 1937-40

Manager 1940-44

Mr A V Langton

Joined the Bank Here

1945

Mr E M Farrell

Joined the Bank Here

1947 to 1948

Mr R L Peters

LDO Relief Staff

1952

Mr S E Davidson

LDO Relief Staff

1952

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1959 Mr F E Gillham London District Assistant Staff Manager MBM-Au59P08.jpg

1969 Miss R A Dudman DO Staff MBM-Su69P62

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Mr F E Gilham

LDO Assistant Staff

1959

Miss R A Dudman

DO Staff

1969

 

 

 

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DISTRICT GENERAL MANAGER’S DEPARTMENT

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1950 to 1960 Miss Stella Brown Private Secretary to Mr Norman Butler MBM-Wi60P51.jpg

1954 Mr J A Naisbett District General Manager (Special Duties) MBM-Au54P37.jpg

1955 Mr Edward Norman Butler London District General Manager MBM-Sp55P04.jpg

1957 Mr L J Tunnah London District General Manager MBM-Sp57P006.jpg

1961 Mr D C Bardsley London District General Manager MBM-Su61P40.jpg

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Miss Stella Brown

Private Secretary to Mr Norman-Butler

1950 to 1960

Mr J A Naisbett

District General Manager

1954

Mr Edward Norman-Butler

District General Manager

1955

Mr L J Tunnah

District General Manager

1955

Mr D C Bardsley

District General Manager

1961

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1961 Mr F C Hardman London Assistant District General Manager MBM-Su61P40.jpg

1963 Mr H Ryder District General Manager MBM-Au63P06.jpg

1965 Mr SWP Barter Assistant District Manager London District MBM-Sp65P03.jpg

1968 Mr RD Beaumont London Assistant District Manager MBM-Wi68P06.jpg

1968 Mr H Taylor Joint General Manager London MBM-Su68P13.jpg

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Mr F C Hardman

London Assistant

District General Manager

1961 to 1965

Mr H Ryder

District General Manager

1963

Mr S W P Barter

District General Manager

1965

Mr R D Beaumont

London Assistant Disrtict Manager  1968

Mr H Taylor

Joint General Manager

1968

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1968 Mr WE Turnbull London District General Manager MBM-Su68P13.jpg

1969 Miss M B Evans Secretary to Mr Beaumont (Retiring) MBM-Au69P57.jpg

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Mr W E Turnbull

Dist General Manager

1968

Miss M B Evans

Secretary to Mr Beaumont

1969

 

 

 

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AGENCY SECTION

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1949 Mr W J Stephens Head Clearer MBM-Wi49P11.jpg

1949 to 1961 Mr B H Thrift Manager MBM-Au61P51

1951 to 1969 Mr A G Tyerman MBM-Sp69P56.jpg

1964 Mr GTC Standfast Assistant Clearing Manager Agency Section MBM-Wi64P49

1965 Mr JF Clark pro Chief Accountant Agency Section MBM-Wi65P03

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Mr W J Stevens

Head Clearer

1949

Mr B H Thrift

Clearng Manager

1949 to 1961

Mr A G Tyerman

On the Staff

1951 to 1969

Mr GTC Standfast

Assistant Clearing

Manager 1964

Mr J F Clark

Pro Chief Accountant

1965

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1966 Mr MC Pettitt Assistant Clearing Manager Agency Section London MBM-Sp66P03

1968 Mr DE Lowery pro Manager Agency Section London MBM-Su68P23

1969 Mr B Harbour Pro Manager Clearing Department MBM-Sp69P10.jpg

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Mr M C Pettit

Assistant Clearing Manager

1966

Mr D E Lowery

Pro Manager

1968

Mr B Harbour

Pro Clearing Manager

1969

 

 

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AUTOMATION

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1966 Mr DA Pearce Manager MBM-Au66P05

1967 Mr NK Gibson Accountant MBM-Au67P04

1967 Mr PA Cave pro Manager MBM-Su67P06

1968 Mr RA Peters Assistant Manager MBM-Sp68P04

1968 Ann Waud  MBM-Su68P09

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Mr D A Pearce

Manager

1964

Mr N K Gibson

Accountant

1967

Mr P A Cave

Pro Manager

1967

Mr R A Peters

Assistant Manager

1968

Ann Waud

On the staff

1968

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1968 Peter Baddams  MBM-Su68P09

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Peter Baddams

On the staff

1968

 

 

 

 

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BRANCH SECURITIES

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1948 to 1968 Mr J Lee MBM-Au68P58.jpg

1949 to 1961 Mr P B Pace Manager MBM-Su61P50.jpg

1961 Mr E Webster Manager MBM-Sp66P57

1968 Mr DGP West pro Manager Branch Securities Dept Agency Section MBM-Au68P07

1966 Mr EJA Salmon Manager Branch Securities Department London MBM-Sp66P06.jpg

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Mr J Lee

On the Staff

1948 to 1968

Mr P B Pace

Manager

1949 to 1961

Mr E Webster

Manager

1961

Mr D G P West

Pro Manager1968

Mr E J A Salmon

Manager

1966

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CHIEF ACCOUNTANT’S DEPARTMENT

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1953 Mr D D Lynch Assistant Chief Accountant MBM-Su53P50.jpg

1957 to 1967 Mr F T Fitt Chief Accountant's Assistant MBM-Wi67P53.jpg

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Mr D D Lynch

Assistant Chief Accountant

1953

Mr F T Fitt

Chief Accountant

1957 to 1967

 

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COUPON DEPARTMENT

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1919 to 1951 Mr G L Day various appointments up to Manger of Country Department MBM-Au51P23

1944 to 1949 Mr James Wagland Manager MBM-Sp49P20.jpg

1949 to 1960 Mr J A Howell Manager MBM-Wi60P55.jpg

1949 to 1961 Mr C E Crosland Pro Manager MBM-Wi61P58.jpg

1953 to 1968 Mr W T P Edwards MBM-Su68P53.jpg

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Mr G Day

Various roles up to Manager of Country Dept 1919 to 1951

Mr James Wagland

Manager

1944 to 1949

Mr J A Howell

Manager

1949 to 1960

Mr C E Crossland

Pro Manager1949 to 1961

Mr W T P Edwards

Staff Member

1953 to 1968

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1964 Mr JP Costigan pro Manager Coupon Department MBM-Wi64P08.jpg

1968 Mr A Irwin pro Manager Coupon Dept Agency Section MBM-Au68P08.jpg

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Mr J P Costigan

Pro Manager 1964

Manager 1968

Mr A Irwen

Pro Manager

1968

 

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INSPECTORS

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1961 Mr R D Beaumont Inspector MBM-Su61P40.jpg

1962 Mr G C Denton Inspector MBM-Wi62P48.jpg

1963 Mr P J Hore Inspector MBM-Su63P40.jpg

1964 Mr DC Bourne Inspector London District Office MBM-Su64P05.jpg

1965 Mr AT Fosten Inspector London District Office MBM-Wi65P03.jpg

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Mr R D Beaumont

Inspector

1961

Mr G C Denton

Inspector

1962

Mr P J Hore

Inspector

1963

Mr D C Bourne

Inspector

1964

Mr A T Fosten

Inspector

1965

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1965 Mr RT Insell Inspector London District Office MBM-Wi65P06.jpg

1966 Mr CA Bamford Inspector London District Office MBM-Su66P03.jpg

1966 Mr NR Graves Inspector London DO MBM-Wi66P05.jpg

1968 D B Kethero Inspector MBM-Sp68P06.jpg

1968 Mr BW Mayo Inspector MBM-Wi68P08.jpg

 

 

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Mr R T Insell

Inspector

1965

Mr C A Bamford

Inspector

1966

Mr N R Graves

Inspector

1966

Mr D B Kethero

Inspector

1968

Mr B W Mayo

Inspector

1968

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LONDON SWITCHBOARD

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1947 Miss A M Wilson Telephonist  MBM-Au47P33.jpg

1947 Miss B M Widdowson Head Telephonist MBM-Au47P33.jpg

1947 Miss E P McIlwraith Telephonist MBM-Au47P33.jpg

1947 Miss M H Bullock Telephonist  MBM-Au47P33.jpg

1948 Miss Daphne Mills Switchboard Operator MBM-Sp48P46.jpg

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Miss A M Wilson

Telephonist

1947

Miss Babs Widdowson

Head Telephonist

1947

Miss E P McIlwraith

telephonist

1947

Miss M H Bullock

Telephonist

1947

Miss Daphne Mills

Switchboard Operator

1948

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PREMISES DEPARTMENT

 

1948 Mrs Marie Lucas Switchboard Operator MBM-Sp48P46.jpg

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1966 Mr BHE Clarkson Assistant Premises Manager London District Office MBM-Sp66P05.jpg

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Mrs Marie Lucas

Switchboard Operator

1948

Mr B H E Clarkson

Asst Premises Manager

1966

 

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SHOW AND EXHIBITION BRANCHES

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1964 Mr T Blossom Clerk in Charge Show and Exhibition Branches MBM-Su64P26.jpg

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Mr Tom Blossom

Clerk in Charge

1964

 

 

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STAFF DEPARTMENT

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1951 to 1958 Mr J H Croxford MBM-Wi58P51.jpg

1954 to 1960 Miss M S Morgan London District Lady Supervisor MBM-Wi60P51.jpg

1954 Mr A B Stevens MBM-Wi54P15.jpg

1954 Mr A F SharpMBM-Wi54P15.jpg

1960 to 1964 Miss Babs M Widdowson London District Lady Supervisor MBM-Sp64P56.jpg

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Mr J A Croxford

Staff Department

1951 to 1958

Miss M S Morgan

London Lady Supervisor

1954 to 1960

Mr A B Stevens

Staff Department

1954

Mr A F Sharpe

Staff Department

1954

Miss Babs Widdowson

London Lady Supervisor

1960 to 1964

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1964 Mr FE Gillham Assistant Staff Manager London MBM-Wi64P05.jpg

1964 Mr FT Belcher Assistant Staff Manager London MBM-Wi64P05.jpg

1967 Miss BJ White MBM-Au67P42.jpg

1969 Mr J L Pearson Pro Staff Manager MBM-Sp69P09.jpg

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Mr F E Gilham

Assistant Staff Manager

1964

Mr F T Belcher

Assistant Staff Manager

1964

Miss B J White

London Lady Supervisor1968

Mr J L Pearson

Pro Staff Manager

1969

 

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STANDING ORDERS

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1955 Mr C A S Damant Department Head MBM-Wi55P47.jpg

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Mr C A S Damant

Head of Department

1955

 

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SUPERINTENDENT OF BRANCHES

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1937 to 1945 Mr G R Tarn London Superintendent of Branches MBM-Au46P06

1951 Mr F L Flanagan London District Superintendent of Branches MBM-Wi51P50.jpg

1953 Mr D E Stevens OBE London Superintendent MBM-Sp53P42.jpg

1955 Mr F C Hardman London Superintendent MBM-Sp55P05.jpg

1957 to 1965 Mr R W Clark London Assistant Superintendent of Branches MBM-Wi65P54.jpg

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Mr G R Tarn

London District Superintendent 1937-45

Mr F L Flanaghan

District Superintendent

1951

Mr D E Stevens OBE

District Superintendent

1953

Mr F C Hardman

District Superintendent

1955

Mr R W Clark

London Assistant  District Superintendent 1957-65

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1961 Mr A E Milburn Assistant London Superintendent of Branch MBM-Au61P38.jpg

1964 Mr FM Walker London District Superintendent of Branches MBM-Wi64P05.jpg

1965 Mr GC Denton London Assistant Superintendent of Branches MBM-Wi65P03.jpg

1967 Mr JD Winckles Assistant Superintendent of Brnaches LDO MBM-Su67P07.jpg

1967 Mr KF Osborn London Dist Superintentdent MBM-AU67P05.jpg

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Mr A E Milburn

Assistant then District Superintendent 1961/64

Mr F M Walker

District Superintendent

1964

Mr G C Denton

London Assistant  District Superintendent 1965

Mr J C Winckles

London Assistant  District Superintendent 1967

Mr K F Osborn

District Superintendent

1967

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1967 Mr KO Wells London Dist Superintentdent MBM-AU67P05.jpg

1968 Mr DE Chalkley London District Superintendent of Branches MBM-Au68P06.jpg

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Mr K O Wells

District Superintendent

1967

Mr D E Chalkley

District Superintendent

1967

 

 

Title:

Address:

Index Number and District:

Telephone:

District General Manager:

Assistant District General Manager:

Martins Bank London District Office

68 Lombard street London EC3

401 London

MANsion House 6568

Mr W E Turnbull  (1968)

Mr R D Beaumont (1968)

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pre 1918

18 December 1918

3 January 1928

1930

15 December 1969

3 April 1981

2015

The site of “The Grasshopper”

Head office of Martin’s Private Bank

Bank of Liverpool and Martins

Martins Bank Limited

Demolished and rebuilt by Martins Bank

Barclays Bank Limited

Closed

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