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Although Skipton is the hub of the Craven Bank, the “mini empire” of the district must surely be Burnley, with a scattering of Branches throughout the town and nearby.  Two Branches in Hargreaves Street, sub-Branches at Brierfield, Colne Road and Habergham, and Duke Bar Branch which closes in 1931.  The importance of Burnley is later demonstrated by the building of a new state of the art Branch on the site of a former cinema at MANCHESTER ROAD in 1963.  These atmospheric images are from 1937, and show Habergham sub-Branch in its heyday. 

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The white notice in the window is a little hard to read, but warns customers of the impending Bank Holiday with the practical if blunt message: “CLOSED MONDAY NEXT”.  At this time Habergham is open fifteen hours each week including Saturday morning, although by 1969 this is reduced by half an hour on Saturdays. Sadly Habergham remains open for only ten months after the merger, closing in 1970.  In common with many of the larger and more industrial Northern towns and cities, Burnley’s collection of local Branches starts to diminish from the time of the Merger with Barclays.

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In Service: 1906 to 30 October 1970

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Branch Images © Barclays Ref: 0030-1145

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Index Number and District:






11-36-20 Habergham

Sub to 11-36-20 Burnley

5 Padiham Road Burnley Lancashire

104 Craven

Mon to Thu 1030-1300  Fri 1000-1300


Burnley 27515

No Nightsafe

Mr C D Mudd Manager (Burnley)

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Burnley Duke Bar


23 March 1906

18 December 1918

3 January 1928

15 December 1969

30 October 1970

Opened by the Craven Bank

Bank of Liverpool

Bank of Liverpool and Martins

Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-15-70 Burnley 8 Manchester Road


Burnley 7 Hargreaves Street

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