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When the Mercantile Bank of Lancashire amalgamates with the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank in 1904, Buxton is one of around forty branches that are taken on by the L & Y.   Nine of these are at key locations in Manchester, six on the Isle of Man and four at cattle market agencies. 

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Although Buxton does survive the merger with Barclays in 1969, the branch is closed within twelve months.  In 1955 Martins Bank Magazine marks the retirement of Mr C E Aspinall, Manager of Buxton for the last nineteen of his forty-three years with Martins…

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At the end of May Mr. E. C. Aspinall retired after 43 years' service which commenced with the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank in 1912.

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Branch Images © Barclays Ref 30/0505

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1955 Mr E C aspinall Manager MBM-Au55P47.jpgHis service was at Shudehill and Great Ancoats Street branches prior to his appointment as Manager at Buxton in 1936. During the First World War Mr. Aspinall joined the Royal Fusiliers in 1915 and was wounded in France, being invalided out of the Army.  On the last day of May he entertained his staff to a meal and afterwards took them to a play at the Buxton Playhouse. Mrs. Aspinall and Mrs. Gilby were present but a number of colleagues were prevented from attending because of the railway strike. The presentation of a Parker pen set was made on behalf of the subscribers by Mr. Gilby, the new manager, who conveyed the good wishes of everyone for the future. Mrs. Aspinall was presented with a bouquet of carnations. Mr. Aspinall intends to devote his leisure to his interests in art, travel and voluntary work.

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In 1949, Martins Bank engages the services of the renowned artist Geoffrey Wedgewood to produce a series of images to be used in the Bank’s Advertising. The result is a set of beautiful drawings representing towns in Britain that had previously been under Roman Occupation.  Each of the Advertisements is headed with the Roman name of the town, and there is a short description in writing of the significance of that town in Roman Times.  Buxton – AQUAE – is represented by this image of fine buildings, a reminder of Buxton’s appeal to the gentry who derive health benefits from the town’s natural spa waters…

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© 1949 MARTINS BANK LIMITED / GEOFFREY WEDGWOOD

 

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1923 to 1943 Mr W S Royle Chief Clerk MBM-Au53P51.jpg

1926 to 1938 Mr P H Mellor joined the bank here MBM-Au66P04.jpg

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Mr W S Royle

Chief Clerk

1923 to 1943

Mr P H Mellor

Joined the Bank Here

1926 to 1938

Mr E C Aspinall

Manager

1936 to 1955

Mr K Livesley

Joined the Bank Here

1939 to 1941

Mr W C Gilby

Manager

1955 to 1968

Mr C T Kennedy

Manager

1968 onwards

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Title:

Type:

Address:

Index Number and District:

Hours:

 

Telephone:

Services:

Manager:

11-41-29 Buxton

Full Branch

28 Spring Gardens Buxton Derbyshire

718 Manchester

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Buxton 3744

Nightsafe Installed

Mr C T Kennedy Manager

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Between 1890 and 1904

1 July 1904

3 January 1928

15 December 1969

4 December 1970

Opened by the Mercantile Bank of Lancashire

The Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank

Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-16-34 Buxton Spring Gardens

Closed

Currently

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