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The Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank opens a Branch in Bolton’s Bradshawgate by 1922, which stays open for about ten years. For the last four of these, it is listed as the main branch of Martins in Bolton.  The exact opening date is not known, but it closes, with business transferred to 12 Deansgate, on 9 April 1932.

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Image © Barclays 1930

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Image © Kellys 1924 Directory of Lancashire –

University of Leicester and


Unfortunately this branch is not one of those chosen to be featured with an accompanying lithograph print in the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank’s 50th Anniversary book published in 1922.  However, that book, along with Martins Bank’s 1930 Annual Report and Accounts and Kelly’s Directory have provided the details shown in our Branch Information section below. Incidentally, in 1922, when the Bank of Liverpool and Martins is still a rival of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank, it opens a temporary branch at No 39 Bradshawgate, pending completion of its permanent premises at 12 Deansgate.

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Index Number and District:






11-111 Bolton Bradshawgate

Main Branch

25 Bradshawgate Bolton Lancashire

513 Manchester

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Bolton 1671

Counter Service

Mr J Breakell Manager (1930)

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By 1922

3 January 1928

9 April 1932

Opened by Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank

Martins Bank Limited


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