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The Equitable Bank merges with the Bank of Liverpool and Martins in 1927, just a few months ahead of the creation of the modern day Martins Bank. A number of Yorkshire Branches and sub-Branches come to Martins from the Equitable, amongst them Birkby, sub to Huddersfield Westgate Branch. Birkby is one of the Branches that has thus far kept most of its secrets from us, although we will keep digging until we have found the information we need to fill in the gaps below.

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Extract from Martins Bank Limited Annual Report and Accounts for 1928 Barclays

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We have no image of this sub-Branch, so as usual your help would be most welcome. Please send your memories and/or images of any of Martins 970+ Branch and sub-Branch Buildings to at the usual address



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11-363 Birkby

Sub to 11-363 Huddersfield Westgate

Birkby Huddersfield Yorkshire

Not known

Not Known

No Telephone

Counter Service Only

Mr N Lister Manager (Huddersfield Westgate)

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By 1927

13 July 1927

3 January 1928

31 December 1934

opened by the Halifax Equitable Bank

Bank of Liverpool and Martins

Martins Bank Limited