North Eastern Banking Company

Martins Bank’s premises at 22 Grey Street are the former Head Office of the North Eastern Banking Company Limited, and house both NORTH EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, and City Office Branch.  Whilst there are no internal images of the counter area within this building, there is one photograph in Barclays’ collection, which shows part of North Eastern District Office, and this can be seen below.

Many of the Bank’s larger city centre branches are known to those who work there as “City Office”.  They offer the services of a branch, but they are, with the exception of Bristol City Office, housed in the same building as one of Martins’ District Offices.  Customers can therefore benefit from the local decision-making powers of the District Office, and do their everyday banking, all in the same place. 

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The size and grandeur of Newcastle City Office could be said to be commensurate with the North Eastern District itself, which boasts the largest number of Martins Branches within its borders.  We were delighted to receive from Barclays, another exterior image of this imposing Building, this time with its North Eastern Bank signage:

In Service: 30 July 1877 - 10 January 1975*

*Building used by Barclays until 2004

 

1940 s Newcastle Grey St Exterior BGA Ref 30-2004

Image © Barclays Ref 0030/2004

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Images © Barclays Ref 0025/0990 and 0030/2004

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1906 Mr A H W Mole joined the bank here MBM-Sp50P13.jpg

1906 to 1908 Mr H Stitt joined the service here MBM-Wi48P11.jpg

1906 to 1915 Mr W Wastell joined the bank here MBM-Sp50P12.jpg

1908 Mr W R Martin joined the service here MBM-Au51P21.jpg

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Mr H R C Musgrave

Joined the Bank Here

1904 to 1905

Mr A H W Mole

Joined the Bank Here

1906

Mr H Stitt

Joined the Bank Here

1906 to 1908

Mr W Wastell

Joined the Bank Here

1906 to 1915

Mr R Green

Joined the Bank Here

1907 to 1909

Mr W R Martin

Joined the Bank Here

1908

 

 

 

 

 

1913 Mr J Murray joined the bank here MBM-Au59P51.jpg

1919 Mr G R Tarn MBM-Au46P06.jpg

1940 to 1948 Mr A W Johnston Manager MBM-Su48P07.jpg

1945 to 1946 Mr A J Easdown joined the bank here MBM-Au67P03.jpg

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Mr J Murray

Joined the Bank Here

1913

Mr A Cummin

On the Staff

1916 to 1933

Mr G R Tarn

On the Staff

1919

Mr A W Johnston

Manager

1940 to 1948

Mr A J Easdown

Joined the Bank here

1945 to 1946

Miss M E Bates

On the Staff

1946 to 1946

 

 

 

 

 

1950 Mr N N Jobling Manager MBM-Sp50P19.jpg

1951 to 1962 Mr G K Eaves sub then Manager MBM-Su62P30.jpg

1953 to 1960 Mr JRW Burnett Manager MBM-Sp67P03.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

Mr N N Jobling

Manager

1950 to 1953

Mr G K Eaves

Sub Manager 1951

Manager 1962 to 1964

Mr J W Charlton

Chief Cashier

1952

Mr J R W Burnett

Manager

1953 to 1960

Mr Ben Trewhitt

Sub Manager

1957 to 1961

Mr E Newhouse

Manager

1962 to 1964

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1964 Mr N Davison pro Manager 1969 Deputy ManagerMBM-Su64P04.jpg

1964 Mr R D Beaumont Manager MBM-Sp64P05.jpg

1964 pro Manager then 1966 Mr G Fidler Accountant City Office MBM-Au66P04.jpg

1965 Mr CA Shuttleworth Deputy Manager City Office MBM-Wi65P02 MBM-Sp64P06.jpg

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Mr A B Stevens

Sub Manager

1963

Mr N Davison

Pro Manager 1964-69

Sub Manager 1969

Mr R D Beaumont

Manager

1964 to 1968

Mr G Fidler

Pro Manager 1964

Accountant 1966

Miss G L Jackson

On the staff

1965

Mr C A Shuttleworth

Deputy Manager

1966

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1965 Mr JW Burnside pro Manager MBM-Su65P07.jpg

1966 Margaret Pigg Cashier MBM-Wi66P53.jpg

1966 Mr R Smith pro Manager MBM-Au66P03.jpg

1967 Mr W Arbon pro Manager City Office MBM-Sp67P03.jpg

1967 Mr W Somerville Messenger 22 Grey street MBM-Wi67P46.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

Mr J W Burnside

Pro Manager

1965

Margaret  Pigg

Cashier

1966

Mr R Smith

Pro Manager

1966

Mr R S Hall

Accountant

1967

Mr W Arbon

Pro Manager

1967

Mr W Somerville

Messenger

1967

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BW Logo

BW Logo

BW Logo

BW Logo

BW Logo

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Mr J Harbit

Manager

1968 onwards

 

 

 

 

BANK OF ENGLAND

Grey Street

 

BARCLAYS BANK LIMITED

Acorn Rd

Barras Bridge

Collingwood St

Ttee Dept

Foreign

Brunton Pk

Byker

Cattle Market

Chapel House

Estate

Clayton St West

Denton Burn

Gosforth

Grainger St

Haymarket

High Heaton

Jesmond Rd

Killingworth

Longbenton

New Bridge St

Percy St

Quayside

West Rd

Westerhope

Woodlands Pk

 

CO-OPERATIVE WHOLESALE

Blandford St

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISTRICT BANK LIMITED

Mosley St

Percy St

 

INDUSTRIAL & COMMERCIAL FINANCE CORPORATION

Norwich Union House Westgate Road

 

LLOYDS BANK LIMITED

District Office

Collingwood St

Grey St

Exec & Ttee Dept

102 Grey St

Overseas Dept

Quayside

Barras Bridge

Benwell

Byker & Heaton

Cattle Market

Chillingham Rd

Forest Hall

Gosforth

Gosforth High St

Jesmond Rd

Newgate St

North Gosforth

Osborne Rd

Westgate Rd

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARTINS BANK LIMITED

22 Grey St

Benwell

Byker

Clayton St

Denton Burn

50/2 Scotswood Rd

Forest Hall

Gallowgate

Gosforth

Jesmond

Killlngworth

Longbenton

Northumberland St

Quayside

University

Walker

Westgate

Wingrove

MIDLAND BANK LIMITED

Dean St

Benton Rd

Gosforth

Grainger St

42 Grey St

Exec & Ttee

Heaton

Jesmond

Mosley St

Quayside

Regent Farm Estate

Westgate Hall

NATIONAL PROVINCIAL BANK

Mosley St

Byker

157 Elswick Rd

Gosforth

49 Grainger St

Jesmond Rd

26 Mosley St Ttee

Northumberland St

 

 

 

 

 

UNITED DOMINIONS TRUST

Percy House 4 Gallowgate

WESTMINSTER BANK LIMITED

87 Grey St

New Town Hall

 

WILLIAMS DEACON’S BANK

29 Collingwood Street

Crestina House Archbold Terrace

 

Title:

Type:

Address:

Index Number and District:

Hours:

 

Telephone:

Services:

Manager:

11-00-70 Newcastle City Office

Main Branch

PO Box 1MG 22 Grey Street Newcastle Upon Tyne 1

347 North Eastern

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Newcastle 23301

Nightsafe Installed

J Harbit Manager

 

Newcastle Byker

30 July 1877

7 August 1914

18 December 1918

3 January 1928

15 December 1969

10 January 1975

Opened by the North Eastern Banking Company

Bank of Liverpool

Bank of Liverpool and Martins

Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-59-68 Newcastle-u-Tyne Grey Street

Branch Closed but building used by Barclays until 2004

Newcastle Clayton Street

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