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Equitable Bank

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The Equitable Bank opens a branch in Morecambe’s fashionable West End in 1896, and it comes into the eventual ownership of Martins Bank through the 1927 merger of the Equitable Bank with the Bank of Liverpool and Martins.  Under Martins, West End is a self accounting branch with its own sorting code number, but it is under the control of Morecambe Euston Road.  This type of branch usually has a clerk in charge who has some managerial powers, but is not a full manager.  They will sign selected documents and vouchers as “Pro Manager”.  The day’s work that passes over the counter is dealt with on site. The West End of Morecambe includes the famous Morecambe Battery, and the legendary Midland Hotel, whose Art Deco – cake on a sweet trolley  - appearance, is a long established and now fully restored part of the Morecambe skyline. West End survives the 1969 Merger with Barclays, and remains open until the end of 1992.

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Image © Barclays Ref 0030-1929

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Look carefully and you might just pick out the lettering of MARTINS BANK LIMITED above the door and windows of what is now a collection of private dwellings in the West End of Morecambe…

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Image © Barclays Ref 0030-1929

 

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Image © Martins Bank Archive Collection – Guy Snowden 2016

 

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1953 to 1958 Mr J B Wilson clerk in charge MBM-Wi67P53.jpg

1959 to 1962 Mr G H W Hartley Clerk in Charge MBM-Su57P17

1962 to 1964 Mr J E Russell Clerk in charge MBM-Wi64P07.jpg

1964 to 1968 Mr J P Coman Clerk in Charge MBM-Wi64P08.jpg

1968 Mr F H Clough (Retiring) MBM-Au68P58.jpg

1968 Mr PC Towers Clerk in Charge MBM-Au68P07.jpg

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Mr J B Wilson

Clerk in Charge

1953 to 1959

Mr G H W Hartley

Clerk in charge

1959 to 1962

Mr J E Russell

Clerk in Charge

1962 to 1964

Mr J P Coman

Clerk in Charge

1964 to 1968

Mr F H Clough

On the Staff

? to 1968

Mr P C Towers

Clerk in Charge

1968 to 1969

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Mr R Jopson

Clerk in Charge

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Title:

Type:

Address:

Index Number and District:

Hours:

 

Telephone:

Services:

Manager:

11-26-90 Morecambe West End

Self Accounting sub to 11-12-60 Morecambe

13 Marine Road West Morecambe Lancashire

226 Northern

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Morecambe 3637

Nightsafe Installed

P C Towers Clerk in Charge

1896

13 July 1927

3 January 1928

15 December 1969

23 November 1992

Currently

Opened by the Equitable Bank

Bank of Liverpool and Martins

Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-58-09 Morecambe West End

Closed

Private Apartments

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