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43 SG 68Martins Bank’s Manchester District Office comes into being in 1928 with the amalgamation of the Bank of Liverpool and Martins with the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank.  Mr F S Kitchin is appointed the first District General Manager, although under the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank. There have already been two separate District Managers since 1919.  Martins’ District Offices are responsible for the control of the local branches that make up each particular district. This is achieved by a number of specialist departments within each District Office.  Those departments are represented in our District Office pages by the photographs we have available of the people who worked in them. Based on the information given in the pages of Martins Bank Magazine, we do our best to match photographs of staff to their correct department, but if you find an error, please let us know about it by sending us an e-mail to the usual address:  gutinfo@btinternet.com. 

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No 43 Spring Gardens which is home to Manchester District Office, is the Bank’s principal office in the city, being formerly the Head Office of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank Limited.  It is upon the insistence of the directors of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank that the Bank of Liverpool and Martins, shortens its name to Martins Bank Limited in 1928.  See also: FOUR CENTURIES and COAT OF ARMS.  Nowadays the building at 43 Spring Gardens houses a highly commended Indian Restaurant.  Importanly, the building, and its impressive banking hall remain largely as they were, but in the late 1960s, even when the Bank’s merger with Barclays was already on the cards, Martins had drawn up ambitous plans to knock down its Spring Gardens premises and to put something altogether different in its place…

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Manchester – City of Trees?

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1968 04 MBM.jpgThe Bank’s 80 year old building at Spring Gardens Manchester, once the Head Office of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank, and since 1928 the home of Manchester District Office and City Office, may be pulled down.  Outline planning permission has been given for the Bank’s £1.25 millions development scheme which would replace the decorative Victorian building with an eleven storey block.  Included in the project is an open space at the front of the building which would be decoratively paved and planted with trees. So the Bank may be helping Manchester to become a city of trees: already twenty-eight plane trees have been planted in Albert Square.

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An impression of the eleven storey block that may take the place of our present office at Spring Gardens

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Members of the Board

1964 Sir Cuthbert Clegg Board Member Since 1948 MBM-Sp64P04.jpg

1949 The Right Hon Angus D Campbell CBE Member then 1960 Chairman MBM-Sp60P04.jpg

1950 Mr W D'Arcy Madden Board Member MBM-Au50P54.jpg

1951 Mr H Mancknols Walton Manchester Board Member MBM-Sp51P18.jpg

1951 Mr Kenneth Stoker Board Member MBM-Sp52P46.jpg

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Sir Cuthbert Clegg

Board Member

1948 to 1968

The Rt Hon Angus D Campbell CBE Board Member from 1949

Chairman from 1960

Mr W D’Arcy Madden

Board Member

1950

Mr H Mancknols Walton

Board Member

1951

Mr Kenneth Stoker

Board Member

1951

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1951 Mr Percy Woodhouse Manchester Board Member MBM-Sp51P18.jpg

1955 Mr J F simpson OBE TD Manchester Board Member MBM-Wi55P37.jpg

1958 The Right Hon The Viscount Walberton Manchester Board Member MBM-Au58P04.jpg

1960 Mr N G Lancaster MBE Board Member MBM-Sp60P08.jpg

1962 Mr I A D Maclean Director MBM-Sp62P06.jpg

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Mr Percy Woodhouse

Board Member

1951

Mr J F Simpson OBE TD

Board Member

1955

The Rt Hon The Viscount Walberton

Board Member

1958

Mr N G Lancaster MBE

Board Member

1960

Mr I A D McLean

Director

1962

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1964 Mr Alan Green Board Member MBM-Wi64P04.jpg

1965 to 1968 Mr E H Priestley Local Director MBM-Sp68P45.jpg

1967 Mr C G Seddon Director MBM-Au67P02.jpg

1967 Mr R B Stoker Director MBM-Au67P02.jpg

1967 Mr W Wormald Director MBM-Au67P02.jpg

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Mr Alan Green

Board Member

1964

Mr E H Priestley

Local Director

1965 to 1968

Mr C G Seddon

Director

1967

Mr R B Stoker

Director

1967

Mr W Wormauld

Director

1967

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Staff Gallery (Plain)

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MANCHESTER TELEPHONES

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DISTRICT OFFICE – GENERAL STAFF

1947 Miss Dorothy Eaton relief operator  MBM-Wi47P45.jpg

1947 Miss Margaret Lord Manchester operator MBM-Wi47P45.jpg

1953 to 1968 Miss M P P Glover Relief Staff MBM-Au68P57.jpg

1957 Mr C A Shuttleworth MBM-Wi57P32.jpg

1957 Mr T R Froggatt Relief Staff MBM-Wi57P28.jpg

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Miss Dorothy Eaton

Manchester Switchboard

Relief Operator 1947

Miss Maragret Lord

Manchester Switchboard Operator 1947

Miss M P P Glover

Relief Staff

1953 to 1968

Mr C A Shuttleworth

District Office Staff

1957

Mr T R Froggatt

Relief Staff

1957

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1959 to 1960 Mr J Pendlebury Pro Manager MBM-Sp67P03.jpg

1961 to 1969 Mr F Kirkman District Relief Staff MBM-Su69P62.jpg

1965 Miss AC Mossop Staff MBM-Su65P40.jpg

1967 Mr WP Glover Assistant Staff Managerr MBM-Au67P06.jpg

1968 Mr T E Hopley District Relief Staff (Retiring) MBM-Wi68P55.jpg

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Mr J Pendlebury

Pro Manager

1959 to 1960

Mr F Kirkham

District Relief Staff

1961 to 1969

Miss A C Mossop

Centralised Posting Unit

1964

Mr W P Glover

Asst Staff Manager

1967

Mr T E Hopley

Relief Staff (Retiring)

1968

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MANCHESTER DISTRICT CATERING STAFF

1968 Miss ME Goddard Manchester District Lady Supervisor MBM-Su68P23.jpg

1968 Mr MPM Brown Assistant Staff Manager MBM-Wi68P06.jpg

1968 Mr MPM Brown Assistant Staff Manager MBM-Wi68P06.jpg

1968 Mr MPM Brown Assistant Staff Manager MBM-Wi68P06.jpg

1968 Mr MPM Brown Assistant Staff Manager MBM-Wi68P06.jpg

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Miss M E Goddard

Manchester District

Lady Supervisor 1968

Mr M P M Brown

Assistant Staff Manager

1968

Mrs C Dick

Manchester Girls’ Canteen

1958

Mrs E Martin

Manchester Girls’ Canteen

1958

Mrs H Roberts

Manchester Girls’ Canteen

1958

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1968 Mr MPM Brown Assistant Staff Manager MBM-Wi68P06.jpg

1968 Mr MPM Brown Assistant Staff Manager MBM-Wi68P06.jpg

1968 Mr MPM Brown Assistant Staff Manager MBM-Wi68P06.jpg

1968 Mr MPM Brown Assistant Staff Manager MBM-Wi68P06.jpg

1968 Mr MPM Brown Assistant Staff Manager MBM-Wi68P06.jpg

Mrs C Courcoux

Brown Street Canteen

1958

Mrs W Whitelegg

Brown Street Canteen

1958

Mrs E M Bidwell

Manchester Men’s Canteen

1958

Miss M J Whalley

St Ann’s Square Canteen

1958

Mrs M E Douche

Manchester Management Dining Room 1958

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DISTRICT GENERAL MANAGER’S DEPARTMENT

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1968 Mr MPM Brown Assistant Staff Manager MBM-Wi68P06.jpg

1936 Mr C J Verity Assistant District General Manager 1938 to 1946 DGM MBM-Au46P04.jpg

1934 to 1946  Mr J Froggatt Asst then Superintendent of Branches 1946 Joint DGM MBM-Au46P06.jpg

1946 Mr G R Tarn Joint Manchester District General Manager MBM-Au46P06.jpg

1950 Mr D O Maxwell Manchester District General Manager MBM-Sp50P05.jpg

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Mrs S Johnson

Manchester Management Dining Room 1958

Mr C J Verity

Manchester Assistant District General Manager

1938 ro 1946

Mr J Froggatt

Joint District General Manager

1946

Mr G R Tarn

Joint Manchester District General Manager

1946

Mr D O Maxwell

Manchester District

 General Manager

1950

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1952 Mr T Cowpe Assistant District Manager MBM-Au53P53.jpg

1953 Mr R Tonge Assistant District Manager then DM MBM-Au53P10.jpg

1954 Mr C Whiteley Manchester Assistant District Manager MBM-Au54P38.jpg

1958 Mr E H Priestley Manchester Assistant District Manager 1961 DGM MBM-Su58P05.jpg

1961 Mr J H Jennings Manchester District Assistant General Manager MBM-Su61P46.jpg

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Mr T Cowpe

Assistant

District Manager

1952

Mr R Tonge

Asst Dist Manager 1953

then District Manager

1953

Mr C Whiteley

Manchester Assistant District Manager

1954

Mr E H Priestley

Asst Dist Gen Manager

 1958 then

DGM from 1961

Mr J H Jennings

Manchester District Assistant General

Manager 1961

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INSPECTORS

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1966 Miss M M Graveson Manchester DGM's Lady Representative (Retiring) MBM-Su66P53.jpg

1966 Mr NE Foster Manchester Assistant District Manager MBM-Au66P03.jpg

1935  Mr M Conacher Senior Inspector MBM-Au46P05.jpg

1947 Mr L K Holden Chief Inspector MBM-Sp48P10.jpg

1949 Mr H J Southworth Manchester District Inspector MBM-Su49P18.jpg

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Miss M M Graveson

Manchester DGM’s Lady Representative 1966

Mr N E Foster

Manchester Assistant DGM

1966 then DGM from 1968

Mr Mungo Conacher

Manchester District Senior Inspector

1935

Mr L K Holden

Chief Inspector

1947

Mr H J Southworth

Inspector

1949

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1935  Mr M Conacher Senior Inspector MBM-Au46P05.jpg

1947 Mr L K Holden Chief Inspector MBM-Sp48P10.jpg

1949 Mr H J Southworth Manchester District Inspector MBM-Su49P18.jpg

1952 Mr H S Mellor Manchester District Inspector MBM-Wi52P49.jpg

1956 to 1960 Mr J S Laver Inspector MBM-Wi63P06.jpg

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Mr Mungo Conacher

Manchester District Senior Inspector

1935

Mr L K Holden

Chief Inspector

1947

Mr H J Southworth

Inspector

1949

Mr H S Mellor

Inspector

1952

Mr J S Laver

Inspector

1956 to 1960

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1959 to 1964 Mr R Tanner Manchester District Inspector MBM-Su59P04.jpg

1963 Mr T Derbyshire Inspector MBM-Sp63P45.jpg

1964 Mr J Speak Manchester District Inspector MBM-Su64P03.jpg

1964 Mr JW Ottaway Inspector Manchester District Office MBM-Wi64P07.jpg

1965 Mr A Meadowcroft Inspector Manchester District Office MBM-Au65P02.jpg

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Mr R Tanner

Inspector

1959 to 1964

Mr T Derbyshire

Inspector

1963

Mr J Speak

Inspector

1964

Mr J W Ottaway

Inspector

1964

Mr A Meadowcroft

Inspector

1965

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1965 Mr AN Barratt Manchester District Inspector MBM-Au65P03.jpg

1966 Mr C Mitchell Inspector Manchester District Office MBM-Su66P03.jpg

1967 Mr R Paulson Inspector MDO MBM-Au67P03.jpg

1968 Mr JP Smith Inspector MBM-Au68P14.jpg

1968 Mr RS Hilton Inspector MBM-Sp68P07.jpg

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Mr A N Barratt

Inspector

1965

Mr C Mitchell

Inspector

1966

Mr R Paulson

Inspector

1967

Mr J P Smith

Inspector

1968

Mr R S Hilton

Inspector

1968

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SUPERINTENDENT OF BRANCHES

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1969 Mr M Flint Inspector MBM-Su69P14.jpg

1934 to 1946  Mr J Froggatt Asst then Superintendent of Branches 1946 Joint DGM MBM-Au46P06.jpg

1949 Mr Harold Blundell Manchester Superintendent of Branches MBM-Su49P18.jpg

1958 Mr N R Manser Manchester Superintendent of Branches MBM-Su58P07.jpg

1964 Mr F Tunstall Superintendent of Branches MBM-Wi64P05.jpg

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Mr M Flint

Inspector

1969

Mr J Froggatt

Asst Superintendent of Branches 1934 to 1946

Jt Dist Gen Manager 1946

Mr Harold Blundell

Manchester District Superintendent

of Branches 1949

Mr N R Manser

Manchester Superintendent of  Branches 1958

Mr F Tunstall

Superintendent of Branches

1964

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PREMISES

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1968 Mr GS Gallagher Manchester District Superintentdent MBM-Sp68P03.jpg

1967 Mr DE Snelson Assistant Premises Manager MDO MBM-Sp67P07.jpg

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BW Logo

BW Logo

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Mr D S Gallagher

District Superintendent

1968

Mr D E Snelson

Asst Premises manager

1967

 

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Information (Plain)

Title:

Address:

Index Number and District:

Telephone:

District General Manager:

Assistant District General Manager:

Martins Bank Limited Manchester District Office

43 Spring Gardens Manchester Lancashire

701 Manchester

061 832 4061/3585

Mr N E Foster (1968)

Mr J H Jennings (1961 to 1966)

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A number of self accounting sub-Branches are under the direct control of Manchester District Office:

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11-13-00 MANCHESTER ALL SAINTS

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11-71-00 MANCHESTER BIRCHFIELDS

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11-12-30 MANCHESTER CORNBROOK

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11-62-50 MANCHESTER LONGSIGHT

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11-17-60 MANCHESTER MOSS SIDE

History (Plain)

1889

3 January 1928

15 December 1969

14 May 1990

2015

Head Office of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank

Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited

Closed

Restaurant Complex

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