The last 100/86 branches…

On 15 December 1969, the “Appointed Day” in the Barclays Bank Act, hundreds of Martins Bank Branches turned overnight into Branches of Barclays. Ever since, that number has reduced as ways of doing business along with competition, trends, and any number of factors backed up by the ever more sophisticated abilties of the computer have all done away with the need for there to even BE bank branches. Not yet twenty years into the new Century, we find most banks are closing the equivalent of one branch a day EACH – that’s easily over 2000 a year. That we are still left with almost one hundred of the seven hundred Martins Branches that were subsumed by Barclays says much about the strong foundations of the Banks that themselves came together to create the modern day Martins Bank in 1928. We thought that it might be a fitting tribute to those branches still standing, and even those who have recently or are on the brink of being given the chop, to feature here to show you in bricks and mortar, just how strong the name of Martins still is more than fifty years on from the merger…

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Ashington

 

 

Appleby in Westmorland

CLOSED 18/05/2018

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Ashton Under Lyne

 

 

Bangor

 

 

Barnoldswick

 

 

Bentham

 

 

Bexley Heath

 

Billingham Queensway

 

Birkenhead UPTON

CLOSED 29/06/2018

 

Blackburn Darwen Street

 

Brampton

CLOSED 25/05/2018

Brighouse

 

Carlisle English Street

Carnforth Market Street

 

Castletown (Market Square)

 

Cleckheaton

 

Cleveleys The Crescent

 

Clitheroe

 

Cockermouth

 

Colne Church Street

 

Colwyn Bay

 

Coniston

CLOSED 07/12/2018

 

Consett

 

Dartford

 

Dewsbury Market Place

 

Eaton (Norwich) 

CLOSED 09/11/2018

 

Ellesmere Port Whitby Road

 

Forest Hall

 

Formby

 

Garstang

 

Gateshead 215 High Street

 

Grange Over Sands

 

Grassington

Guisborough

 

Guiseley

 

Halifax King Cross

 

Haltwhistle

 

Hedge End

 

Heswall

 

Hexham

 

Holmfirth

 

Hyde (38 Market Street)

 

Jarrow

 

Keighley

 

Kendal

 

Keswick

 

Keynsham

 

Kirkby Lonsdale

 

Kirkby Stephen

 

Lancaster

 

Lancaster University

 

Liverpool

Speke & Hunts Cross

 

Liverpool University (Alsop Building Brownlow Hill)

 

Liverpool West Derby

39 Mill Lane

 

Liverpool Woolton

 

Llandudno

 

London 11 Bruton Street

(Aka Berkeley Square)

 

Lytham

 

Manchester

Chorlton-Cum-Hardy

 

Manchester Moston

CLOSED 26/10/2018

 

Manchester St Anns Square

 

Milnthorpe

CLOSED 30/11/2018

 

Morecambe

 

Moreton

 

Nelson 28-34 Manchester Road

 

Newcastle Gosforth

 

Newcastle Wingrove

 

Northampton The Drapery

 

Penrith

 

Poulton Le Fylde

 

Preston Fishergate

 

Preston Moor Park

CLOSED 16/11/2018

 

Prudhoe

 

Ramsey

 

Rawtenstall (36 Bank Street)

 

Rochdale Yorkshire Street

 

Rothbury

CLOSED 02/11/2018

 

Sale

 

Sea Houses

 

Settle

 

Skelmanthorpe

CLOSED 01/06/2018

 

Skipton

 

South Shields

 

Spalding

 

Spennymoor

CLOSED 01/06/2018

St Annes On The Sea 56 St Annes Road West

Stockton Heath

 

 

Stouport on Severn

CLOSED 08/06/2018

 

Sunderland Chester Road

 

Swinton (145 Chorley Road)

 

Ulverston

 

Urmston

 

Wallasey Liscard

 

Wallsend The Forum

 

West Kirby

 

Wigton

 

Windermere

Wolsingham

CLOSED 05/07/2018

Wooler

CLOSED 02/11/2018

 

Worcester High Street


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