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Aylesford Paper Mills, near MAIDSTONE, is a huge industrial site, home to a huge number of workers, and a quite self-contained operation. So much so in fact, that in 1958 Martins Bank opens a sub branch there for the exclusive use of employees of Albert E Reed and Co Ltd and their associated companies. Aylesford Mills is typical of the kind of post-war large enterprise that provided a job for life in a family atmosphere. In 1969, at the time of the merger, the sub branch there remains open until 2000, and nowadays the whole site is used for other purposes including TV programme production. It is also home to a major newsprint recycling company, maintaining the link with paper production. Our friends at Barclays tell us that they hold no images of the Aylesford Paper Mills sub-Branch branch, so as ever, we are on the look out for any images that might include a glimpse of the sub branch in action.

1960 s Reed and Sons Aylesford Mills from Aero Pictorial Ltd (c) Postcard - MBA.jpg

Image Aero Pictorial Ltd and successors 1958

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Image Barclays 1968

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For now, we have this wonderful shot from the air, produced as a postcard by Aero Pictorial Ltd. If you can help with images of Aylesford Mills sub-Branch, or have memories of working there or using the employee banking facility, please do get in touch with us at the usual address:

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Index Number and District:






11-83-50 Aylesford Paper Mills

Sub to 11-83-50 Maidstone

Aylesford Paper Mills Maidstone Kent

418 London

Mon Thu and Fri 12noon to 2.30pm

No Saturday Service

Maidstone 77777 x427

No Nightsafe

Mr T J W Ivey Manager (Maidstone)


15 December 1969

7 April 2000


Opened by Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-54-10 Maidstone High Street


This area has been redeveloped