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The British Newspaper Archive


This advertisement from the Hull Daily Mail of 4 December 1929 is one of the oldest we have that includes the modern day Martins Bank, formed in 1928 through the amalgamation of the Bank of Liverpool and Martins with the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank.

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Bridlington – it’s bracing! - and the sea air must be good, as Mr Harold Bonner who has been Martins Bank’s Manager there since 1949, has just completed 47 years of service. He will be succeeded in 1966 by Mr G T Greenfield, who will take the branch through the merger with Barclays.  In a review that is much shorter than usual, the following article, published in Martins Bank Magazine in 1966, looks back at Mr Bonner’s time with the Bank, and treats us to the customary description of how his retirement is marked by his colleagues…

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Image © Barclays Ref 30/0382 September 1954



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1966 04 MBM.jpg1949 to 1966 Mr H Bonner Manager MBM-Wi66P59.jpgon october 28 Harold Bonner and his wife entertained some 50 colleagues and friends to drinks and a splendid buffet meal in delightful surroundings at the Brentwood Hotel. The occasion marked Mr Bonner's retirement as Manager of Bridlington branch after nearly 47 years' service, all of which had been spent in the Leeds District, with ten years as Pro Manager at Westgate and four years with H.M. Forces.  A bouquet was presented to Mrs Bonner by Miss Jean Abbott and a gold wrist watch, subscribed by colleagues, was pre­sented to Mr Bonner by Mr P. M. Lister who mentioned that in his banking life Mr Bonner had been ill only four times and that on each occasion his absence had been for two days.  Mr Lister expressed his delight at seeing so many customers present and he wished Mr and Mrs Bonner a long and healthy retirement. In reply Harold Bonner said he had always enjoyed his work and that he prized above all the many friendships he had made during his career, particularly in his seventeen years in Bridlington.

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1917 to 1919 Mr D W Moscrop MBM-Sp59P54.jpg

1929 to 1935 Mr A Robinson Manager MBM-Au52P51.jpg

1935 to 1947 Mr G H Clark Manager MBM-Su65P57.jpg

1941 to 1943 joined then later 1966 Mr GT Greenfield Manager MBM-Wi66P04.jpg

1947 to 1949 Mr A L Paylor Manager MBM-Sp47P10.jpg

1949 to 1966 Mr H Bonner Manager MBM-Wi66P59.jpg

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Mr D W Moscrop

On the Staff

1917 to 1919

Mr A Robinson


1929 to 1935

Mr G H Clark


1935 to 1947

Mr G T Greenfield

Joined Here 1941-43

Manager 1966 onwards

Mr A L Paylor


1947 to 1949

Mr Harold Bonner


1949 to 1966

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Index Number and District:






11-11-20 Bridlington

Full Branch

20 King Street Bridlington Yorkshire

627 Leeds

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Bridlington 2883

Nightsafe Installed

Mr G T Greenfield Manager

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2 December 1929

15 December 1969

12 March 1971


Opened by Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-12-36 Bridlington King Street


Charity Shop

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