also adds to its portfolio of Auction Mart (cattle market) and University
Branches. Martins Bank’s sub-Branch
at Billingham Queensway opens in July 1961 to little fanfare, and a very
short article in that year’s Autumn edition of Martins Bank Magazine.We
wonder if so many dignitaries would bother to attend the opening of a
commercial venture in a town in the twenty-first Century?
The opening of Queensway Branch, Billingham, Tuesday 25 July
1961. Left to right: Mrs Chapman, Councillor D W Chapman,
Chairman of the Development and Plans Committee, Councillor C Wilson,
Chairman of Billingham Urban District Council, Mrs Wilson, Mr J Hawkins,
Clerk in Charge at Queensway Branch, and Mr W Weatherill, North Eastern
District General Manager.
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