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The Bank of Liverpool and Martins opens up shop in the beautiful North-East coastal village of Bamburgh in July 1924. The Bank has branches in all manner of remote and romantic places, and Bamburgh certainly ticks those boxes, having its own Castle, being the ancient seat of the Kings of Northumbria, and also being home to Grace Darling, who famously rescued shipwrecked sailors at nearby SEA  HOUSES, and is buried here.  By 1958 the Bank is looking for new premises at Bamburgh, and on 30 september that year, this attractive building is opened.

 

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Although nicely appointed in a stone fronted building, Martins Bank’s Bamburgh sub-Branch is nowhere near as romantic as a castle, and whilst they always go to extremes to helpful we don’t think any of the staff ever rescued a stranded sailor.

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It has however been tastefully kitted out for the swinging 60s, and if we are not mistaken, that looks like one of those new fangled ITV aerials on the roof – just the thing to bring in all those wonderful new shows from “Tyne Tees Television, Channel 9” (Diddle-im-pom-pom) …

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Image © Barclays Ref: 0033/0034

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Title:

Type:

Address:

Index Number and District:

Hours:

 

Telephone:

Services:

Manager:

Martins Bank Limited 11-59-71 Bamburgh

Sub to 11-59-71 Sea Houses

9 Lucker Road Bamburgh Northumberland

354 North Eastern

Tue and Fri 1115-1315

No Saturday Service

Bamburgh 240

No Nightsafe

Mr E D Teasdale Manager

 

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Tuesday 30 September 1958

Monday 15 December 1969

Friday 16 January 1976

Currently

Closed and moved to 9 Lucker Road

Barclays Bank Limited 20-76-25 Sea Houses

Closed

Art Shop

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