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It is easy to become confused by Martins Bank’s four Bootle Branches - three  of them are in the same road, and they all become part of Martins Bank through the various mergers and amalgamations that take place around the turn of the Twentieth Century.   Linacre is opened in 1898 by the Bank of Liverpool, and so never really changes hands as the bank itself is renamed a couple of times before becoming the Martins we know today. By the early 1960s, the Branch at 508 Stanley Road, known as Linacre Branch is the biggest of the four, in terms of business and number of staff.  The Summer 1964 edition of Martins Bank Magazine pays a visit to Linacre, and each of the other three Bootle Branches…

 

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1960 s Bootle Linacre Interior 6 BGA Ref 30-1633

Image © Barclays Ref 0030/1633

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1964 Linacre Staff MBM-Su64P28.jpg1964 02 MBM.jpgWithin a fortnight of our office opening at 211 Stanley Road, the third of the Bank of Liverpool branches,  Linacre. opened at 508 Stanley Road. Today the site. opposite a park at a wide roundabout, is quite impressive.  It has been extended as the seams threatened to burst and is now under the management of Mr H. S. Judge who is supported by a lone Yorkshireman, Mr R. H. Watson, imperturbable among his young Lancashire colleagues. 

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1960 s Bootle Linacre Interior 1 BGA Ref 30-1633

Image © Barclays Ref 0030/1633

Image © Stephen Walker

 

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1909 to 1911 Mr J R Whittle joined the service here MBM-Sp48P41.jpg

1913 to 1921 Mr W H Rogers MBM-Su52P54.jpg

1927 to 1929 Mr A S Jopling joined the bank here MBM-Wi65P02.jpg

1932 to 1942 Mr J H Thomas MBM-Sp64P56.jpg

1935 to 1936 and 1943 to 1944 Mr J W Hobley MBM-Au62P52.jpg

1942 to 1943 Mr D G Telfer MBM-Wi66P05.jpg

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Mr J R Whittle

Joined the Bank Here

1909 to 1911

Mr W H Rogers

On the Staff

1913 to 1921

Mr A S Jopling

Joined the Bank Here

1927 to 1929

Mr J H Thomas

On the Staff

1932 to 1942

Mr J W Hobley

On the Staff

1935-36 and 1943-44

Mr D G Telfer

On the Staff

1942 to 1943

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1944 to 1945 Mr C E Cross MBM-Au67P05.jpg

1945 to 1947 Mr J Atherton joined the bank here MBM-Wi64P07.jpg

1945 to 1958 Mr R C Telford Manager MBM-Su58P55.jpg

1949 to 1950 Mr H Williams joined the bank here MBM-Su65P09.jpg

1953 Michael P Mawdsley Joined the Bank Here MPM MBA.jpg

1959 to 1964 Mr R H Watson Pro Manager MBM-Wi64P06.jpg

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Mr C E Cross

On the Staff

1944 to 1945

Mr J Atherton

Joined the Bank Here

1945 to 1947

Mr R C Telford

Manager

1945 to 1958

Mr H Williams

Joined the Bank Here

1949 to 1950

Mr Michael P Mawdsley

Joined the Bank Here

1953

Mr G D Mills

On the Staff

1955 to 1956

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1959 to 1964 Mr R H Watson Pro Manager MBM-Wi64P06.jpg

1964 Mr H S Judge Manager MBM-Su64P28.jpg

1964 Miss A A Cant MBM-Su64P28.jpg

1964 Miss B W Tinsley MBM-Su64P28.jpg

1964 Miss C A McSorley MBM-Su64P28.jpg

1964 Miss J Murray MBM-Su64P28.jpg

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Mr R H Watson

Pro Manager

1959 to 1964

Mr H S Judge

Manager

1964 onwards

Miss A A Cant

On the Staff

1964

Miss B W Tinsley

On the Staff

1964

Miss C A Mc Sorley

On the Staff

1964

Miss J Murray

On the Staff

1964

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1964 Miss M A Cragg MBM-Su64P28.jpg

1964 Miss W A Johnson MBM-Su64P28.jpg

1964 Mr A J Delamere MBM-Su64P28.jpg

1964 Mr A J Morris MBM-Su64P28.jpg

1964 MR DG Higgins pro Manager MBM-Wi64P08.jpg

1964 Mr J D Bretherton MBM-Su64P28.jpg

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Miss M A Cragg

On the Staff

1964

Miss W A Johnson

On the Staff

1964

Mr A J Delamere

On the Staff

1964

Mr A J Morris

On the Staff

1964

Mr D G Higgins

Pro Manager

1964

Mr J D Bretherton

On the Staff

1964

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Title:

Type:

Address:

Index Number and District:

Hours:

 

Telephone:

Services:

Manager:

11-43-50 Bootle Linacre

Full Branch

508 Stanley Road Bootle Lancashire

26 Liverpool

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

BOOtle 1481/2

Nightsafe Installed

Mr H S Judge Manager

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March 1898

18 December 1918

3 January 1928

15 December 1969

2 November 1990

Currently

opened by the Bank of Liverpool

Bank of Liverpool and Martins

Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-50-17 Linacre Bootle Lancs

Closed

Children’s Services Provider (Voluntary Sector)

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