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Bank of Liverpool

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Prenton Branch is opened by the Bank of Liverpool and Martins in 1909, adding to what will become a portfolio of TWELVE Martins Bank Branches in the Birkenhead area, and many more throughout the Wirral Peninsula. By 1969 in addition to Prenton, there will be or have been Branches at Borough Road, Charing Cross, Dacre Hill, Claughton Village, Hamilton Square, Higher Tranmere, Lower Bebington, Park, Rock Ferry, Upton and Woodside Lairage.So wherever a 1960s customer finds themselvesin Birkenhead, they will really have NO excuse for banking elsewhere!

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Branch Images © Barclays Ref 30-0195

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1945 Mr J Corner joined the bank here MBM-Wi48P31This image of the almost childlike Mr J Corner (who does, we admit, remind us a little of Jimmy Clitheroe) is taken in 1948, three years after he joins the bank.He works hard throughout the 1950s for various Head Office Departments including Staff Department, is appointed Clerk in Charge at Neston in the early sixties, and in 1965 takes over the Managership of Prenton Branch right up to the merger with Barclays in 1969.He is still recognisable from his maturer years image in our Staff Gallery below!Meanwhile Basil Thorington, Prentonís Manager between 1961 and 1965 (see image below) goes South and East to Manage Norwich London Street.Whilst there he will oversee the building and handing over to Barclays of Martins Bankís last Branch new Branch to be opened in the name of Martins at EATON which opens in May 1969Ö.

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1935 to 1937 Mr J K Cornall joined the bank here MBM-Au67P04.jpg

1938 to 1940 Mr DC Reilly joined the bank here MBM-Su65P03.jpg

1939 to 1961 Mr G G Dobell Manager MBM-Wi61P56.jpg

1961 to 1965  Mr EB Thorington Manager.jpg

1964 to 1966 Mr H W Smith MBM-Wi66P02.jpg

1965 Mr AJ Corner Manager MBM-Su65P07.jpg

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Mr J K Cornall

Joined the Bank Here

1935 to 1937

Mr D C Reilly

Joined the Bank Here

1938 to 1940

Mr G G Dobell

Manager

1939 to 1961

Mr E Basil Thorington

Manager

1961 to 1965

Mr H W Smith

On the Staff

1964 to 1966

Mr A J Corner

Manager

1965 onwards

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1946 District Bank Logo from Cheque - MBAx1

DISTRICT BANK LIMITED

LLOYDS BANK LIMITED

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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 11-90-60 Birkenhead Prenton

Full Branch

289/291 Woodchurch Road Prenton Birkenhead Cheshire

33 Liverpool

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

MOUntwd 4861/2

Nightsafe Installed

Mr A J Corner Manager

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1909

18 December 1918

3 January 1928

15 December 1969

7 April 2000

Currently

Opened by the Bank of Liverpool

Bank of Liverpool and Martins

Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-07-46 Birkenhead Prenton

Closed

Kitchen Showroom

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