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A small convenience . . .

The Bank of Liverpool opens a Branch on Walney Island, Barrow in Furness, at Vickerstown in 1904.  This unassuming building, more redolent perhaps of a ublic convenience than a bank greets traffic crossing the short bridge onto the Island.  Not much is written in Martins Bank’s Magazine about this tiny sub-Branch, save for the short piece below, contributed by the Manager of Kendal Branch, Mr C Clark in the final full edition of the Magazine in Autumn 1969…

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In Service: 1904 until 29 December 1970

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1940 s Barrow Vickerstown Exterior BW BGA Ref 30-108

Image © Barclays Ref 0030-0108

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Bucket and spade not required . . .

A stroll along the promenade at Walney Island brings us to Vickerstown sub branch – not much to write a postcard home about, but featured in Martins Bank Magazine in 1969:

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Could this be a request for a biggER bank perhaps? Or at least an indication of where you could FIND such a biggER bank, or simply the observation that in these parts. Martins is, of course, the bigger bank?

 
                                                                                                                         

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BARCLAYS BANK LIMITED

107-9 Duke Street

DISTRICT BANK LIMITED

Ramsden Square

140 Dalton Road

LLOYDS BANK LIMITED

98 Duke Street

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARTINS BANK LIMITED

96 Duke Street

153 Rawlinson Street

The Promenade Walney Island

                            (aka Vickerstown)

MIDLAND BANK LIMITED

104 Duke Street

NATIONAL PROVINCIAL BANK

125 Duke Street

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WILLIAMS DEACON’S BANK

236 Dalton Road

 

 

 

 

 

Title:

Type:

Address:

Index Number and District:

Hours:

 

Telephone:

Services:

Manager:

11-43-00 Barrow in Furness Vickerstown

Sub branch to 11-43-00 Barrow in Furness

The Promenade Walney Island Barrow in Furness Lancashire

204 Northern

Tue 1030-1300

Sat 0930-1100

Barrow in Furness 41143

Restricted Hours

Mr T R Ion Manager (Barrow in Furness)

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Barrow-in-Furness Rawlinson Street

1904

18 December 1918

3 January 1928

15 December 1969

29 December 1970

Opened by Bank of Liverpool

Bank of Liverpool and Martins Bank Limited

Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-04-68 Barrow in Furness

Closed

Dalton-in-Furness

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