Martins Bank 1928+


When Martins Bank Trust Company Limited is created in 1968, it brings together under the same umbrella, the many regional Trustee, Income Tax and Investment Offices of the Bank, along with Martins Unicorn, and a number of Martins’ subsidiary companies.  Newcastle Trustee and Investment Office is one of the largest of the regional departments and our Staff Database lists around one hundred and fifty members of staff working there at various points between 1939 and 1969. The department is housed in the same splendid setting as our Newcastle City Office Branch, the former Head office of the North Eastern Banking Company in Grey Street. 

In Service: 1939 until 21 November 1969

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The sporting prowess of Martins Bank Staff is not limited to those who work in the Branches. 1968 seems to be a prolific year for our Newcastle Trustee colleagues, as the following three short articles from Martins Bank Magazine’s “Trust Company News” demonstrate…

1968 02.jpgCounty football

Brian O’Hara (Newcastle Income Tax) has played football for the Northumberland County Amateur side on three occasions this season. The team is so far undefeated and has won its way through to the final of the Northern Counties Inter-County Championship for the second consecutive season by defeating Durham, North Riding of Yorkshire and Lancashire.

1968 03.jpgCricket and netball with the solicitors

A team drawn from the Company's North Eastern offices met one from the staff of Messrs Dickinson, Miller & Turnbull, the Newcastle solicitors. In the twenty overs to which each team was limited the solicitors accumulated 52 runs for eight wickets. W. Barren, bowling into a stiff breeze, was in devastating form, taking seven wickets for 15 runs and clean bowling five of his victims. B. O'Hara and M. F. Whittaker made a big, if leisurely, stand for the Company scoring 25 and 20 runs respectively. With one over to spare the winning score was reached for the loss of seven wickets. Following the Company's success at cricket the ladies from the Newcastle offices produced a netball team to challenge a ladies' team from Messrs Dickinson, Miller & Turnbull. On this occasion the ladies were unable to repeat their colleagues' success, losing 1—4.

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1968 04.jpgCricket

A return match against Newcastle solicitors Dickinson Miller & Turnbull was held on August 21. Batting first the Company's North Eastern offices team scored 40 for the loss of 8 wickets in the allotted 20 overs, H. S. Wilkinson contributing 13 of these runs. The Company's bowlers could not match the prowess of their opponents and the result was a win for the solicitors by a narrow margin.

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1952 to 1960 Mr N Chamley MBM-Sp64P08

1952 to 1960 Mr N Chamley MBM-Sp64P08

1952 to 1960 Mr N Chamley MBM-Sp64P08

1952 to 1960 Mr N Chamley MBM-Sp64P08

1952 to 1960 Mr N Chamley MBM-Sp64P08

1952 to 1960 Mr N Chamley MBM-Sp64P08

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Mr A G Bullen


1939 to 1958

Mr J S Newby

On the staff

1948 onwards

Mr J E Walton

Assistant Manager

1958 to 1966

Mr M S Williams

Pro Manager

1961 to 1963

Mr H S Wilkinson

Trust Controller 1963-66

Deputy Manager 1966 onwards

Mr L Marshall

Trust Controller


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1952 to 1960 Mr N Chamley MBM-Sp64P08

1952 to 1960 Mr N Chamley MBM-Sp64P08

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Mr W T Hughston

Trust Controller


Mr W Barron

Pro Manager Income Tax

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Telephone Number:


Martins Bank Trust Company Limited

Newcastle Trustee and Investment Department

24 Grey Street Newcastle Upon Tyne 1 Northumberland

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

No Saturday opening

Newcastle upon Tyne 21478/9 & 21470

Mr H S Wilkinson Deputy Manager


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North Eastern District Office


15 December 1969

Opened by Martins Bank Limited

Closed and merged into Barclays Bank Trust Company Limited

Newcastle Benwell