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Seaside Postcard.jpgIce-creams and saucy postcards, paying the bill to the landlady from hell, it all adds up Ė and in the days before debit cards and cash machines, Martins Bank has the answer by filling Britainís favourite holiday resort with Branches!Thanks to the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bankís former prescence in the area, you are never too far from a Branch here on the Fylde Coast, and South Shore is one of two offices of Martins Bank on Lytham Road alone, confirming that Blackpool might have almost as many Branches as ice cream carts!†† Our thanks go to friend of the Archive Derek Longden, who helped us to identify South Shore Branch from this photograph taken around 1945.

 

1945 South Shore with Tram MBA

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1960 Blackpool South Shore 388 Lytham Road BGA Ref 33-79

Image © Barclays Ref 0033/0079

 

 

Derekís amazing knowledge of trams has helped us out on more than one occasion, and each time the tram route number has been the key to finding out where a picture was taken. Sadly South Shore, which is a sub branch to Lytham Road, joins the select number of branches to fall on its sword and close just before the merger with Barclays takes place. Nowadays, the building looks after another important aspect of keeping the holidaymaker happy, by providing that all important hairdo !

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1946 District Bank Logo from Cheque - MBAx1

DISTRICT BANK LIMITED

LLOYDS BANK LIMITED

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MARTINS BANK LIMITED

NATIONAL PROVINCIAL BANK

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WESTMINSTER BANK LIMITED

WILLIAMS DEACONíS BANK

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YORKSHIRE BANK LIMITED

 

 

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Title:

Type:

Address:

Index Number and District:

Hours:

 

Telephone:

Services:

Manager:

11-78-51 Blackpool South Shore†††††††††††

Sub to 11-78-51 Blackpool Lytham Road

388 Lytham Road South Shore Blackpool Lancashire

757 Manchester

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Blackpool 46614

NoNightsafe

Mr K E Stansfield Manager (Lytham Road)

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1921

3 January 1928

June 1969

Currently

opened by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank

Martins Bank Limited

Closed

Hair Salon

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