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Martins Bank Branches in sussex

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Martins Bank’s Bexhill on Sea branch occupies no less than FOUR separate addresses during its lifetime -  This somewhat short but sweet article appears in the Kent and Sussex Courier on 3 March 1939, and heralds the opening of the first of these, in premises at 45 Devonshire Road. When a large part of the civilian population of Bexhill is evacuated following the fall of France in 1940, the branch closes again and  business is transferred on a temporary basis to Eastbourne Branch until the end of the War.  Business restarts in Bexhill on 1 May 1946 a little further down Devonshire Road at No 18, and moves to a fourth (temporary) location – 18 Parkhurst Road – in 1961, to allow for refurbishment at Devonshire Road. In his 1984 booklet “Martins Bank Branches in Sussex”, former Martins Colleague Alan Hill provides invaluable information about the Bank’s presence on the South Coast.  What is now largely forgotton, is that Martins Southern expansion often involves taking temporary premises – in order to begin building a customer base – whilst sites for the establishment of permanent branches can be found.   You can read more about the Bank’s pioneers in Sussex HERE.

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Mr S E Pearman

Manager

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Title:

Type:

Address:

Index Number and District:

Hours:

 

Telephone:

Services:

Manager:

11-072 Bexhill on Sea

Temporary Branch

45 Devonshire Street Bexhill on Sea Sussex

449 London

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Bexhill-on-Sea 2488/9

Counter Service  Only

Mr S E Pearman

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2 March 1939

2 December 1940

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