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The Mercantile Bank of Lancashire is established in 1890, and operates for only fourteen years before being amalgamated with the much larger Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank, a future source of many Martins and Barclays Branches such as Ashton under Lyne.  The Mercantile Bank marks an important stage on the journey to the modern day Martins Bank, as it has possession of six Isle of Man Branches, along with the right to issue £1 notes on the Island until 1957.   Martins’ Branch at Ashton under Lyne is not visited by Martins Bank Magazine, but they do carry a couple of stories about staff who work there, and these form our feature articles below.

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1970 s  Exterior as Barclays - BGA Ref 30-1065

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1947 Mildred Livesey MBM-Wi47P39.jpgCongratulations to Mildred Livesey, who was chosen to be Centenary Queen of Ashton in September. The ceremony of the crowning was carried out by the Mayoress in front of the Town Hall, the proceedings being followed by a pageant, the main feature of which was the “Black Knight”.  After the pageant she attended a civic function in the Town Hall and a Pageant Ball. During the following week she made a short appearance at the local theatre where a cavalcade of local history was enacted. After completing her school career at Ashton-under-Lyne Grammar School she joined our staff at Ashton in December 1943.

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1956 to 1963 Mr F Henshall Manager MBM-Sp63P53.jpg1963 01.jpgAfter 43 years' service Mr. F. Henshall (Manager, Ashton-under-Lyne),  retired at the end of November and many past and present colleagues gathered at the Lounge Cafe in Ashton to say farewell. On behalf of the subscribers, Mr. R. Tanner (Manchester District Inspector) made the presentation of a pair of electric garden shears. The formal part of the proceedings was opened by Mr. C. B. Fletcher who welcomed the guests and paid his own tribute to Mr. Henshall. A bouquet was then presented to Mrs. Henshall, whom everyone was delighted to see, by Miss H. Warren. Mr. Tanner thanked Mr. Henshall on behalf of the General Management for his long and valued service and expressed the good wishes of everyone for a very happy retirement. After Mr. Henshall had suitably replied in a speech embellished with one or two spectacular anecdotes, the company settled down to the enjoyment of some excellent refreshments. Mr. Henshall began his career with the Lancashire & Yorkshire Bank in 1919 and served at Manchester City Office, Oldham Street, Ashton, Harpurhey, All Saints, Levenshulme, Portland Street and on the Visiting Inspection staff, before receiving his first signing authority at Stockport in 1947. He was appointed Manager at Broadheath and Timperley in 1952 and Manager at Ashton-under-Lyne in 1956.

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1923 Mr A L Taylor joined the bank here MBM-Sp62P50.jpg

1945 to 1956 Mr W A Grundy Manager MBM-Su56P48.jpg

1947 Mildred Livesey MBM-Wi47P39.jpg

1956 to 1962 Mr F Henshall Manager MBM-Sp63P53.jpg

1962 to 1967 Mr K Whittle Manager MBM-Su67P02.jpg

1966 Brenda Yates Cashier MBM-Wi66P53.jpg

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Mr A L Taylor

Joined the Bank Here

1923

Mr W A Grundy

Manager

1945 to 1956

Mildred Livesey

Joined the Bank Here

1943 to ?

Me F Henshall

Manager

1956 to 1962

Mr K Whittle

Manager

1962 to 1967

Miss Brenda Yates

Cashier

1966

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1967 Mr W F S Richmond Manager MBM-Su67P03.jpg

1969 Mr E Brocklehurst Pro Manager MBM-Au69P11.jpg

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Mr W F S Richmond

Manager

1967 onwards

Mr E Brocklehurst

Pro Manager

1969

 

 

 

 

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BARCLAYS BANK LIMITED

1946 District Bank Logo from Cheque - MBAx1

DISTRICT BANK LIMITED

3 Branches

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LLOYDS BANK LIMITED

MARTINS BANK LIMITED

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MIDLAND BANK LIMITED

NATIONAL PROVINCIAL BANK

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WESTMINSTER BANK LIMITED

WILLIAMS DEACON’S BANK

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Martins Bank Limited 11-31-00 Ashton under Lyne

Full Branch

PO Box 12 190 Stamford St Ashton Under Lyne Lancashire

706 Manchester

Mon to Fri 10am to 3pm

Saturday 9am to 11.30am

061 330 2305

Nightsafe Installed

Mr W F S Richmond Manager

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Between 1890 and 1904

1 July 1904

3 January 1928

15 December 1969

Opened by the Mercantile Bank of Lancashire

The Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank

Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-02-76 Ashton-under-Lyne

Currently

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