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Martins Bank opens a Branch at Billingham in 1930 in what appears to be a large detached house. The Branch lasts for forty years, being closed by Barclays shortly after the Merger with Martins.  Barclays already has its own Branch at Billingham.  A sub-Branch at Queensway is more of a success story, not only making it through the 1969 merger, but also remaining open today.  For our feature, we go back to 1960 and the retirement of Billingham Manager Mr N H Alderson, another in the long line of Martins Bank Managers to have served the bank for well over forty years…

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1944 to 1960 Mr N H Alderson Manager MBM-Su60P54.jpgAt the end of April, Mr. N. H. Alderson retired after 44 years' service in the Bank, the last 16 of which were spent as Manager of Billingham branch. Mr. Alderson requested a minimum of formality on his leaving, but Mr. T. Farnaby, second-in-command at the branch, presented to him on behalf of the staff a cut-glass bowl and a travelling clock. The following evening Mr. and Mrs. Alderson entertained all members of the staff to dinner at the Vane Arms Hotel, Stockton-on-Tees.  Earlier in the week Mr. Alderson lunched with the District General Management at Grey Street, and Mr. Weatherill visited the branch, taking with him the good wishes of Mr. Alderson's many friends on Tyneside. Mr. Alderson entered the Bank in 1916 and served at different times at Crook, Newcastle upon Tyne, Bishop Auckland, Barnard Castle and Stockton on-Tees. He was ap­pointed Pro Manager at Norton Road in 1934 and Manager at Billingham ten years later. He served with H.M. Forces from 1918-19.

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1965 Billingham Exterior CU BGA Ref 30-186

 

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1965 Billingham Interior BGA Ref 30-186

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1930 to 1932 Mr G C Dresser Clerk in Charge MBM-Sp50P06.jpg

1944 to 1960 Mr N H Alderson Manager MBM-Su60P54.jpg

1951 to 1952 Mr I S Grant joined the bank here MBM-Sp68P03.jpg

1955 to 1957 Mr G Proud MBM-Wi64P07.jpg

1960 to 1967 Mr J Milner Manager MBM-Wi67P03.jpg

1964 Mr TB Farnaby Branch Second MBM-Su64P37.jpg

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Mr G C dresser

Clerk in Charge

1930 to 1932

Mr N H Alderson

Manager

1946 to 1960

Mr I S Grant

Joined the Bank Here

1951 to 1952

Mr G Proud

On the Staff

1955 to 1957

Mr J Milner

Manager

1960 to 1967

Mr T B Farnaby

Branch Second

1964

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1967 Mr WH Armstrong Manager MBM-Wi67P03.jpg

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Mr W H Armstrong

Manager

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BARCLAYS BANK LIMITED

2 Branches

LLOYDS BANK LIMITED

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MARTINS BANK LIMITED

Belasis Avenue

Queensway

Haverton Hill

MIDLAND BANK LIMITED

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NATIONAL PROVINCIAL BANK

WESTMINSTER BANK LIMITED

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YORKSHIRE BANK LIMITED

 

 

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Manager:

Martins Bank Limited 11-67-00 Billingham

Full Branch

176 Belasis Avenue Billingham County Durham

390 North Eastern

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Stockton 53586

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Mr W H Armstrong Manager

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11-03-70 BILLINGHAM QUEENSWAY

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11-67-00 HAVERTON HILL                    

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March 1930

15 December 1969

3 July 1970

Currently

Martins Bank Limited

Barclays 20-07-07 Billingham 176 Belasis Avenue

Closed and business transferred to Barclays Billingham

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