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More than anything else, the new Branch at Alderley Edge  is a product of Martins Bank’s mid-60s burst of confidence, when the Bank opens more and more outlets - usually sub-Branches - either in response to the physical movement of a town’s economic centre, or in order to beat their rivals to being amongst the first banks to trade in a particular setting.  Although Martins does not know it at the time, most of these new branches will very soon have their fate sealed by an agreement to merge with Barclays, whose task it will become to compare branches in areas of “duplication” retaining only those that can be run economically. Thus Alderley Edge has a very short life as a sub branch to Wilmslow, being open for less than three years, and not seeing the 1970s at all. 

 

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1966 Alderley Edge Exterior MBA Ref 33-13 

Images © Barclays Ref 33/13

Luckily we can still take a look at this branch, thanks to the images on this page which once again have been preserved by Barclays…

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Images © Barclays Ref 0033/0013

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BARCLAYS BANK LIMITED

1946 District Bank Logo from Cheque - MBAx1

DISTRICT BANK LIMITED

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MARTINS BANK LIMITED

WILLIAMS DEACON’S BANK

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Title:

Type:

Address:

Index Number and District:

Hours:

 

Telephone:

Services:

Manager:

Martins Bank Limited 11-48-90  Alderley Edge                                               

Sub to 11-48-90 Wilmslow

10 London Road Alderley Edge Cheshire

794 Manchester

Mon to Fri 10am to 3pm

Saturday 9am to 11.30am

Alderley Edge 2383

Nightsafe Installed

Mr W E T Keil Manager (Wilmslow)

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1966

12 December 1969

Currently

Opened by Martins Bank Limited

Closed

Estate Agency

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