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Bank of Liverpool

The Bank of Liverpool sets up shop at 304 Breck Road in 1910, and business carried on there until the Autumn of 2016.  The photo comes from a number that were taken of Martins Bank’s Liverpool Branches in the mid to late 1940s, and  reveals what was a common sight all over the City at that time – tram wires.  

Street corner properties are favoured by the Bank of Liverpool, which really is one of the cheapest forms of advertsing, as you can display your branding in TWO streets at once!


In service: 1910 – 23 September 2014


Image © Barclays Ref 0030-1659

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1967 Paying in slip from Breck Road Customer book MBA (2).jpgAs the magnetic ink encoding on this cheque (left) from the early 1960s shows, Breck Road Branch is ready for the computer age.  You can read more about the future of cheque reading and sorting HERE. Our retirement feature focuses on Mr Norman Grimley, another in a long line of Martins’ Managers who has to retire due to ill-health.  Ironically, many of these people were given retirement presents of ashtrays, cigarette boxes or lighters.  Fortunately for Mr Grimley however, he receives the slightly more customary clock…

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1957 to 1967 Mr N Grimley Manager MBM-Wi67P54.jpg1967 04 MBM.jpgon November 2 Norman Grimley said goodbye to his many friends on retirement after 42 years' service. Several customers joined a large gathering of past and present staff at Breck Road branch where Mr Grimley and his wife gave a cocktail party. He had been Manager there since 1957 after being Manager at Scotland Road and Pro Manager at Waterloo. Mr Page expressed regret that Mr Grimley's health was forcing him to retire and Miss Joan Williams then gave Mrs Grimley a sheaf of chrysanthe­mums. Mr Buchanan, presenting Mr Grimley with a clock and a cheque, referred to Norman's patience through a long illness. He made reference to Mr Grimley's career which began in Bradford and mentioned particularly his service in Staff Department during the war when the Department was housed in Ainsdale branch: besides per­forming his banking duties admirably, he was the odd-job man, property repairer and cleaner.

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Mr Buchanan expressed the thanks of himself and the Bank to Norman who in reply stated that he would not make a speech but merely intended to thank every­body for their gift and for their kindness to him over the years. He had a special word of thanks for his wife for her great under­standing and for giving him the necessary prod from time to time. He concluded by reading two very amusing poems, composed during his stay at Ainsdale.





1927 to 1934 Mr H T Fielding Manager MBM-Wi47P08.jpg

1943 to 1945 Mr J D McIntyre joined the bank here MBM-Su66P04.jpg

1946 to 1947 Mr J O Williams MBM-Sp66P04.jpg






Mr W C H Griffiths

On the staff

1915 to 1919

Mr R H Price

On the Staff


Mr H T Fielding


1927 to 1934

Mr F M Winfield


1934 to 1946

Mr J D McIntyre

Joined the Bank here

1943 to 1945

Mr J O Williams

On the Staff

1946 to 1947

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1946 to 1957 Mr A E Pearson Manager MBM-Wi57P48.jpg

1951 to 1951 Mr F W Samuels MBM-Wi67P02.jpg

1956 to 1958 Mr E H Griffiths joined the bank here MBM-Su69P13.jpg

1957 to 1967 Mr N Grimley Manager MBM-Wi67P54.jpg

1960 to 1965 Mr A N Parry Pro Manager MBM-Su65P05.jpg






Mr A E Pearson


1946 to 1957

Mr F W Samuels

On the Staff

1951 to 1951

Mr E H Griffiths

Joined the Bank Here

1956 to 1958

Mr N Grimley


1957 to 1967

Mr A N Parry

Pro Manager

1960 to 1965

Mr C D Roscoe

On the Staff







1965 Mr JC Stockdale pro Manager MBM-Su65P06.jpg

1967 Mr HG Campbell Manager MBM-Wi67P02.jpg






Mr J C Stockdale

Pro Manager


Mr H G Campbell


1967 onwards











Index Number and District:






11-09-20 Liverpool Breck Road

Full Branch

304 Breck Road Liverpool 05

8 Liverpool

Mon to Fri1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

051 263 4782/3

Nightsafe Installed

Mr H G Campbell Manager

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Liverpool Booker Avenue


18 December 1918

3 January 1928

15 December 1969

23 September 2014

Opened by the Bank of Liverpool

Bank of Liverpool and Martins Bank Limited

Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-50-66 Liverpool Breck Road

Closed permanently from 12 Noon

Liverpool Broadgreen Hospital


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