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Calendar Girls…

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A Branch at Bare is opened in 1923 by the Bank of Liverpool and Martins.  Fashionable Bare is situated at the “posh end” of Morecambe, with its little row of shops, railway station, and of course, the Bare Women’s institute, and the Bare Boys’ Brigade (or are they simply legend?)  The Bare newsagent and the Bare chemist would probably also be in the realms of our schoolboy humour, so we’ll stop right there…

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Not quite “open all hours”…

 

1960 ish Bare exterior opening times close up BGA 30-91.jpgThe standard opening hours at most of Martins’ main branches, and at some sub-Branches are Monday to Friday 10am-3pm and Saturday 9.30am-11am.   Whilst it is not always possible to open at these times everywhere, the Bank always tries to provide the best possible opening hours in the smaller villages and suburban areas. This helps the Bank to make the best use of its buildings and staff. Bare opens mid-week, and – importantly - on the two busiest days of the week for local traders, Monday and Friday.

 

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Image © Barclays Ref: 30/91

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This image of Bare is from the 1940s - by the time of the 1969 merger with Barclays, the branch opens until 1pm on each of its business days.

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Bare has joined the list of former Martins/Barclays properties to be standing empty, as our contemporary image from April 2016 shows. We do hope it will not be long before this lovely little building is open once more for business of some kind…

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Image © Barclays Ref: 0030/0091

Image © Guy J Snowden 2016

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1946 District Bank Logo from Cheque - MBAx1

DISTRICT BANK LIMITED

MARTINS BANK LIMITED

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MIDLAND BANK LIMITED

 

 

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Title:

Type:

Address:

Index Number and District:

Opening Hours:

 

Telephone:

Services:

Manager:

Martins Bank Limited 11-12-60 Bare

Sub to 11-12-60 Morecambe

Princes Crescent Bare Morecambe Lancashire

218 Northern

Mon, Wed and Fri 1000-1300

No Saturday opening

Morecambe 4625/6

No Nightsafe

H Halstead Manager (Morecambe)

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1923

3 January 1928

15 December 1969

7 April 2000

Currently

Opened by the Bank of Liverpool and Martins

Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-58-07* Morecambe

Closed

Property empty and to let

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* Barclays Morecambe Euston Road assumes the sorting code 20-58-05

when Barclays’ Branch at Cheapside Branch is closed down in 1971.

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