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The setting for North Eastern District Office, is 22 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne – formerly the Head Office of the North Eastern Banking Company Limited.  Like many of Martins’ District offices, the building is grand and imposing. 

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1960 Grey Street Exterior MBL Booklet

1914

Image © Barclays Ref 25/990

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1960 Grey Street Exterior MBL Booklet

1940

Image © Barclays Ref 30/2004

Future computerisation and the removal of back office jobs will however spell the end for such large premises. The North Eastern District itself comes into being on 7 August 1914 when the Bank of Liverpool and Martins amalgamates with the NEBC, and Mr Broderick Dale is appointed the first District General Manager.  Whenever Martins Bank Magazine goes out to visit branches and meet the staff, they like to refer to making “visits to the family”.  Whilst this might at first seem parochial or even condescending, we have heard from a number of colleagues in the North East that they in particular feel part of a large and caring “local family”.

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1967 - NE District Office Letter Heading

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When it comes to memories of the 1969 merger, we are also reminded that Barclays was previously thin on the ground here, and by far the largest number of Martins Branches are located in the North Eastern counties of England.  One former Martins Manager told us that in Newcastle at least, it was the case that Martins had taken over Barclays!

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Members of the Board

1951 Mr P H Muirhead CBE North East Board Member MBM-Sp51P48.jpg

1953 Mr E A Cookson OBE Board Member MBM-Su53P24.jpg

1960 Mr J B Woodeson Director MBM-Sp60P31.jpg

1964 Mr James Steel Board Member MBM-Wi64P04.jpg

1964 Mr MJC Hutton-Wilson Board Member MBM-Wi64P04.jpg

1964 The Rt Hon the Viscount Ridley TD Board Member MBM-Wi64P04.jpg

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Mr P H Muirhead CBE

Director

1951

Mr E A Cookson OBE

Director

1953

Mr J B Woodeson

Director

1960

Mr James Steel

Director

1964

Mr M J C Hutton-Wilson

Director

1964

The Rt Hon The Viscount Ridley TD Director

1965

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1965 to 1969 Mr W Weatherill Director MBM-Sp69P54.jpg

1969 Mr R P Gordon Local Director and DGM MBM-Sp69P07.jpg

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Mr W Weatherill

Director

1965 to 1969

Mr R P Gordon

Local Director

1969

 

 

 

 

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Staff Gallery (Plain)

DISTRICT OFFICE – GENERAL STAFF

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1921 to 1935 Mr M Conacher Inspector from 1931 MBM-Au46P05.jpg

1941 to 1942 Mr JRW Burnett MBM-Sp67P03.jpg

1967 Miss M Glendenning MBM-Au67P46.jpg

1968 Mr PJ Lamb pro Staff Manager NEDO MBM-Su68P12.jpg

1969 A Shinkfield NEDO Staff MBM-Su69P48.jpg

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Mr M Conacher

District Office Staff

1921 to 1931

Mr J R W Burnett

District Office Staff

1941 to 1942

Miss M Glendinning

DO Staff (1967) District Lady Supervisor 1968

Mr P J Lamb

Pro Staff Manager

1968

Mr A Shinkfield

District Office Staff

1969

 

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DISTRICT GENERAL MANAGER’S DEPARTMENT

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1935 Mr C J Verity Assistant District General Manager MBM-Au46P04.jpg

1940 Mr M Conacher Asst District Manager then DGM 1944 to 1946 MBM-Au46P05.jpg

1944  to 1946  Mr D O Maxwell Assistant District Manager then DGM from 1946 MBM-Au46P05.jpg

1945 to 1946 Mr G R Tarn North Eastern District General Manager MBM-Au46P06.jpg

1946 Mr J E Deyes Assistant District Manager MBM-Au46P07.jpg

1949 Mr A E Milburn NEDO Gen Managers' Staff MBM-Wi49P41.jpg

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Mr C J Verity

Assistant D G M

1935

Mr M Conacher

Asst DGM 1940 to 1944

D G M 1944 to 1945

Mr D O Maxwell

Assistant D G M

1944 to 1946

Mr G R Tarn

District General Manager

1945 to 1946

Mr J E Deyes

Assistant D G M

1946

Mr A E Milburn

District Manager’s Staff

1949

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1950 Mr G C Dresser North East District General Manager MBM-Sp50P06.jpg

1950 Mr J A Banks Assistant District Manager MBM-Sp50P06.jpg

1951 to 1953 Mr JRW Burnett General Managers Staff MBM-Sp67P03.jpg

1954 Mr L J Walton Assistant North East District Manager MBM-Au54P38.jpg

1955 Mr Harry Taylor Secretary to North East District General Manager MBM-Au55P34.jpg

1958 Mr G E Clarkson Assistant District Manager MBM-Su58P05.jpg

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Mr G C Dresser

District General Manager

1950

Mr J A Banks

Assistant D G M

1950

Mr J R W Burnett

District Manager’s Staff

1951 to 1953

Mr L J Walton

Assistant D G M 1954

D G M from 1958

Mr Harry Taylor

D G M’s Secretary 1955

Assistant D G M 1963-65

Mr G E Clarkson

Asst D G M

1956

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1960 Mr W Weatherill North Eastern Assistant District General Manager MBM-Su60P04.jpg

1961 to 1963 Mr H Ryder District Assistant General Manager MBM-Su61P45.jpg

1966 Mr RP Gordon North Eastern Assistant District Manager MBM-Sp66P04.jpg

1968 Mr J E Thompson District General Manager Staff MBM-Su68P37.jpg

1969 Mr A B Stevens North Eastern Assistant District General Manager MBM-Sp69P08.jpg

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Mr W Weatherill

Assistant D G M 1960

D G M 1961 to 1969

Mr H Ryder

Assistant D G M

1961 to 1963

Mr R P Gordon

District General Manager

1966

Mr J E Thompson

D G M Staff

1968

Mr A B Stevens

Assistant D G M

1969

 

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INSPECTORS

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1929 Mr G R Tarn Inspector MBM-Au46P06.jpg

1931 to 1935  Mr M Conacher Inspector MBM-Au46P05.jpg

1954 Mr W S Blaylock Senior Inspector MBM-Wi62P57.jpg

1964 Mr EB Sanderson Inspector North Eastern District Office MBM-Su64P03.jpg

1964 Mr JM Hogarth Inspector North Eastern District Office MBM-Su64P04.jpg

1965 Mr N Davison Inspector North Eastern District Office MBM-Su65P06.jpg

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Mr G R Tarn

Inspector

1929

Mr Mungo Conacher

Inspector

1931 to 1935

Mr W S Blaylock

Senior Inspector

1954

Mr E B Sanderson

Inspector

1964

Mr J M Hogarth

Inspector

1964

Mr N Davison

Inspector

1965

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1967 Mr JW Burnside Inspector NEDO MBM-Sp67P03.jpg

1968 Mr F Parker Inspector MBM-Au68P08.jpg

1969 Mr C L Basey Inspector MBM-Sp69P07.jpg

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Mr J W Burnside

Inspector

1967

Mr F Parker

Inspector

1968

Mr C L Basey

Inspector

1969

 

 

 

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SUPERINTENDENT OF BRANCHES

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1962 Mr R D Beaumont Norther Eastern District Superintendent of Branches MBM-Wi62P40.jpg

1964 Mr RO Wells NED Superintendent of Branches MBM-Sp64P06.jpg

1967 Mr CT Norman-Butler Superintendent of Branches NED MBM-Au67P04.jpg

1969 Mr M O Binns Acting North Eastern Superintendent of Branches MBM-Su69P17.jpg

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Mr R D Beaumont

District Superintendent

1962

Mr R O Wells

District Superintendent

1964

Mr C T Norman-Butler

District Superintendent

1967

Mr M O Binns

District Superintendent

1969

 

 

 

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NORTH EASTERN DISTRICT RELIEF STAFF

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1951 R J Pearson NEDO Relief Staff MBM-Wi51P24.jpg

1950s Gordon William Curry A Deacy - MBA

1965 Mr SAM Hagon North Eastern District Relief Staff MBM-Au65P52.jpg

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Mr R J Pearson

District Office Relief Staff

1951

Mr Gordon W Curry

District Office Relief Staff

1951

Mr A Thirlwell

NED Relief Staff

1955

Mr Kenneth Quinn

NED Relief Staff

1960 to 1961

Mr G A Farnell

NED Relief Staff

1965

Mr S A M Hagon

NED Relief Staff

1965

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1968 Dom Robinson NED Relief Staff MBM-Wi68P32.jpg

1968 Malcolm Johnson NED Relief Staff MBM-Wi68P32.jpg

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Mr R E R Earl

NED Relief Staff

1966

Mr Malcolm Johnson

NED Relief Staff

1966 to 1968

Mary O’Keefe

NED Relief Staff

1968

Mr Dom Robinson

District Office Relief Staff

1968

Mr Malcolm Johnson

District Office Relief Staff

1968

 

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GREY STREET CATERING STAFF

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Mr Lancaster

Catering Staff

1958

Mrs Crow

Catering Staff

1958

Mrs O Cairns

Head Cook

1958

Madge

Catering Staff

1958

Mary

Catering Staff

1958

Mrs Ashby

Catering Staff

1958

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PREMISES DEPARTMENT

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1965 Mr TH Coulson pro Premises Manager MBM-Wi65P05.jpg

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Mr T H Coulson

pro Premises Manager

1968

 

 

 

 

 

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Information (Plain)

Title:

Address:

Index Number and District:

Telephone:

District General Manager:

Assistant District General Manager:

Martins Bank Limited North Eastern District Office

22 Grey Street Newcastle-upon-Tyne

347 North Eastern

Newcastle-upon-Tyne 23301/4

Mr W Weatherill (1960-1969)

Mr A B Stevens

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History (Plain)

7 August 1914

18 December 1918

3 January 1928

15 December 1969

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Current Building Use

North Eastern District Office of the Bank of Liverpool

Bank of Liverpool and Martins

Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited Newcastle L H O

Closed

Sanderson Weatherall Chartered Surveyors

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