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Bradford is another town which, prior to the creation of the modern day Martins Bank in 1928, has branches of several of the banks that will by amalgamation find themselves part of the new Bank.  The Branch on the corner of Kirkgate and Bank Street is an original office of the Halifax Equitable Bank, which was absobed in 1927 by the Bank of Liverpool and Martins.  Who says that banks changing their names and closing branches is a twenty-first century issue? 

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In 1928 the new Martins Bank has to consolidate its position in many towns and cities, by keeping open the best Branches, and downgrading or closing altogether those which are considered to be “surplus to requirements”.   Sadly we have no images of the staff of this branch, but as usual the available details and history are shown below…


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Image © Barclays 1927


Bradford Bank Street


Image © BT 1927




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Index Number and District:

Hours :





11-122 Bradford Kirkgate and Bank Street


28 Bank Street, Corner of Kirkgate Bradford Yorkshire

512 Leeds

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Bradford 791

Counter Service

Mr W H Crabtree Manager

Pre 1927

13 July 1927

3 January 1928


Opened by the Halifax Equitable Bank

Bank of Liverpool and Martins

Martins Bank Limited