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Craven Bank

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Barrowford (seen here after a 1960s makeover) is one of the Craven Bank’s branches that comes to Martins from the 1906 amalgamation of the Bank of Liverpool and the Craven Bank Limited.  It survives the merger with Barclays and lasts until 1992.  Barrowford is a sub-Branch to Nelson, and opens for sixteen hours each week spread over six working days, allowing local businesses to pay in takings, and providing a convenient service for personal customers.

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1960 s Barrowford Window Feature Close Up BGA Ref 30-105

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1960 s Barrowford Exterior BGA Ref 30-105

Image © Barclays Ref 0030/0105

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On the inside, the branch is a somewhat alarming vision of woodgrain that almost hides the door to the interview room. Much more tasteful is the lovely Martins branded feature window outside, and this begs the question – where is it now?

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1960 s Barrowford Interior 1 BGA Ref 30-105

Image © Barclays Ref 0030/0105

1960 s Barrowford Interior 2 BGA Ref 30-105

Image © Barclays Ref 0030/0105

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1946 District Bank Logo from Cheque - MBAx1

DISTRICT BANK LIMITED

MARTINS BANK LIMITED

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Title:

Type:

Address:

Index Number and District:

Hours:

 

Telephone:

Services:

Manager:

Martins Bank Limited 11-27-60 Barrowford

Sub to 11-27-60 Nelson

5 Gladstone Terrace Gisburn Road Barrowford Nelson Lancashire

110 Craven

Mon to Fri 1000-1300

Saturday 1000-1100

Nelson 64278/9

Counter Service Only

Mr J N Slater Manager (Nelson)

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1889

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23 March 1906

18 December 1918

3 January 1928

15 December 1969

17 July 1992

Currently

Opened by the Craven Bank at 4 Kind Edward terrace

Moved to Gladstone Terrace

Bank of Liverpool

Bank of Liverpool and Martins Bank Limited

Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-58-83 Nelson

Closed

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