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Being the Bank that goes to extremes to be helpful wherever it trades, Martins Bank has TWO branches to serve the community of Bedlington.  The sub-Branch at Bedlington Station is opened in 1919 by the Bank of Liverpool and Martins.  In the 1960s it is open six days a week, bringing convenient banking services to local people and traders.  Not only does Bedlington Station survive the merger with Barclays, it continues in service until 1988.   This image of the Branch is circa 1960, although the hand-painted signage on the window and above the door does appear to be from an even earlier time.  The radio shop next door offers a somewhat brief glimpse of the “white heat” of 1960s technology, when the transistor will revolutionise not only the future of radio, but that of banking too, with the advent of solid state computers…

 

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Image © Barclays Ref 30/146

 

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MARTINS BANK LIMITED

MIDLAND BANK LIMITED

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Title:

Type:

Address:

Index Number and District:

Hours:

 

Telephone:

Services:

Manager:

Martins Bank Limited 11-50-00 Bedlington Station

Sub to 11-50-00 Bedlington

4 Palace Road Bedlington Northumberland

306 North Eastern

Mon and Tue 1015-1200

Wed to Sat 0945-1100

Bedlington 3039

No Nightsafe

Mr M A Charlton Manager

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November 1919

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3 January 1928

15 December 1969

8 April 1988

Currently

opened by the Bank of Liverpool and Martins at 9 Station Road

moved to 4 Palace Road

Martins Bank Lmited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-05-81 Bedlington

Closed

Take Away Food Outlet

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