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Bank of Liverpool and Martins

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Headingley is the Branch of the Bank of Liverpool and Martins in Leeds, opening in 1924. Chapel Allerton and 28-30 Park Row will follow in 1926. These, along with five further Branches and a Trustee and Investment Office, will be added between 1928 and 1969 - the lifetime of the modern day Martins Bank.

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Although it could do with a good clean on the outside, Martins Bank’s Branch at Headingley is shown here in its prime in the 1960s, a self accounting sub branch under the control of Leeds District Office.   Headingley is open for a full banking week and still able to give quick lending decisions, and it is one of seven past and present branches of Martins in the City of Leeds. It does not have any sub Branches of its own, and sadly we have no record either of a visit from Martins Bank Magazine.  The Branch remains open throughout the Second World War, and is Managed from 1943 to 1946 by one of Martins’ many female Wartime Managers, Miss A S Tait. Headingley does make it through the merger with Barclays in 1969, but is closed five years later.


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1960 s Leeds Headingley Exterior 1 BGA Ref 30-3381.jpg

Image © Barclays Ref 0030/3381

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1943 to 1946 Miss A S Tait Clerk in Charge MBM-Sp47P23.jpg

1949 to 1951 Mr G H MBM-Wi67P05

1949 to 1964 Mr WK Watson Clerk in Charge MBM-Su64P07.jpg

1952 to 1955 Mr CD Scurr MBM-Au67P06

1959 to 1959 Mr B Whiteley MBM-Au68P15

1964 to 1967 Mr J W Davenport Clerk in Charge MBM-Su64P03.jpg

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Miss A S Tait

Clerk in Charge

1943 to 1946

Mr G H Wilford

On the staff

1949 to 1951

Mr W K Watson

Clerk in Charge

1949 to 1964

Mr C D Scurr

On the Staff

1952 to 1955

Mr B Whiteley

On the Staff

1959 to 1959

Mr J W Davenport

Clerk in Charge

1964 to 1967

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1967 Mr AC Cantrell Clerk in Charge MBM-Wi67P05.jpg

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Mr A C Cantrell

Clerk in Charge

1967 onwards










Index Number and District:






11-41-40 Leeds Headingley

Self Accounting sub to 11-00-50 Leeds District Office

27 Otley Road Headingley Leeds 6 Yorkshire

607 Leeds

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Leeds 52794

Nightsafe Installed

A C Cantrell Clerk in Charge


21 July 1924

3 January 1928

15 December 1969



Opened by the Bank of Liverpool and Martins

Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-38-60  Leeds Headingley 27 Otley Road


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