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Martins Bank 1928+

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It really is a shame that photographs of several of Martins Bank�s key London branches are missing � Baker Street, Holborn, 25 Soho Square and 11 Waterloo Place, otherwise known as Pall Mall branch.Martins kept a huge stock of branch photos, some are of the tiniest sub branches in some of the remotest parts of England and Wales, so it does remain a mystery that shots of some of London City outlets have still to be found. Thankfully, when Dave Baldwin went out to collect a contempory view for us, he found that the building actually carries its own address label � 11 Waterloo Place!

In Service: 21 August 1947 until 23 January 1976

Image � Martins Bank Archive Collections � Dave Baldwin 2014

Image � BT 1949

In the aftermath of World War II, Waterloo Place/Pall Mall is part of a strategic placement of new branches in areas of high net wealth, a deliberate policy to attract good credit balances and business for the Income Tax and trustee Departments.The doors are opened in August 1947. In its early years Waterloo Place Branch is home to the London City Income Tax Department of Martins Bank, as well as being a full Branch of the Bank. A number of training courses are run from the Branch building. Waterloo Place opens for six days each week and provides Nightsafe facilities to local traders.

We imagine however, the majority customers to be �the wealthy� of the area. Whilst the branch itself cannot yet be seen here, we do have a number of staff images in our gallery. If you can help with images of this or any of Martins 1000+ branch buildings, please do get in touch with us at the usual address: -

1953 to 1958 Mr S C C White joined the bank here MBM-Au64P06.jpg

1954 to 1957 Mr RG Thackeray MBM-Sp67P06.jpg

1965 to 1967 Mr C T Norman Butler Manager MBM-Sp65P06.jpg






Mr S C C White

Joined the Bank Here

1953 to 1958

Mr R G Thackeray

On the Staff

1954 to 1957

Mr H Glover


1955 to 1965

Mr W A C Halliwell

Pro Manager

1960 to 1962

Mr P A Raymond

Limited Authority

1962 to 1968

Mr C T Norman-Butler


1965 to 1967

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1967 to 1969 Mr S E Palk Manager MBM-Au67P07.jpg

1969 Mr N B Bill Manager MBM-Su69P15.jpg

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Mr S E Palk


1967 to 1969

Mr N B Bill


1969 onwards





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Index Number and District:






11-07-90 London Waterloo Place

Full Branch

11 Waterloo Place Pall MallLondon SW1

455 London

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

01 930 9302/3

Nightsafe Installed

Mr N B Bill Manager

Waterloo Place is included in Martins� London Account Number Allocation, where Branches due for automation are given �significantdigits� to identify them at the London Computer Centre by account numbers issued. The Branch Customer Accounts will be identified by the significant digits 26.


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London Tottenham Court Road

21 August 1947

15 December 1969

23 January 1976

Opened by Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-91-73 Waterloo Place


London Westminster