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Martins Bank 1928+

Another imposingcorner-aspect Branch of Martins Bank � 128 Moorgate, opens on 17 February 1938, and lives to see the Second World War, post War austerity AND growth, and of course London�s Swinging 60s.Sadly however, when Barclays and Martins merge, Barclays already has a Branch nearby at 82 Finsbury Pavement, to where the Business of Martins Bank Moorgate is transferred on 12 December 1969.

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For our London Moorgate feature, we focus on happier times, and the retirement after a very long career in the Bank of Mr W E A Parker, Manager at Moorgate from 1948 to 1964.As usual, Martins Bank Magazine is there to report on the inevitable cocktail party (which always conjures up for us the denouement of many a �Paul Temple� story!)�

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Mr W E A Parker retired at the end of February after more than 44 years� service, and, apart from three years in H.M. Forces, the last 26 had been spent at Moorgate branch from the time of its opening in 1938.

In Service: 17 February 1938 until 12 December 1969

Images � Barclays Ref 0033-0391

1948 to 1964 Mr W E A Parker Manager MBM-Su64P55.jpgHe entered the Bank in 1919 and served at severalLondon branches before joining the Moorgate staff.He was appointed Pro Manager in 1948.To mark the occasion of his retirement Mr Parker entertained the staff of the branch along with a number of former colleagues to a cocktail party and although he had asked that the proceedings be entirely informal an opportunity was taken by the Manager, Mr A. W. Sheldrick, to present to him, on behalf of his many friends, a cheque and a book of signatures and to pay tribute to his loyal and conscientious ser�vice over the many years. Mr Parker received messages of good wishes from the District General Manage�ment and also one from Mr T. I. Bond (Assistant General Manager (Administra�tion)) who was on the staff of Moorgate branch when it opened.

1960 s London Moorgate interior 2 BGA Ref 33-391

1960 s London Moorgate interior 1 BGA Ref 33-391

Images � Barclays Ref 0033-0391


1938 to 1939 Mr E Norman-Butler Manager MBM-Sp49P05.jpg

1938 to 1939 Mr T I Bond Assistant Manager MBM-Wi56P05.jpg

1938 to 1940 Mr R O Smith MBM-Au65P04.jpg

1939 to 1946 Mr S A Mitchell Assistant Manager MBM-Su64P56.jpg

1940 to 1940 Mr D J Webber joined the bank here MBM-Au65P03.jpg

1946 to 1947 Mr D McNair MBM-Sp68P51.jpg






Mr Edward Norman-Butler


1938 to 1939

Mr T I Bond

Assistant Manager

1938 to 1939

Mr R O Smith

On the Staff

1938 to 1940

Mr S A Mitchell

Assistant Manager

1939 to 1946

Mr D J Webber

Joined the Bank Here

1940 to 1940

Mr D McNair

On the Staff

1946 to 1947

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1948 to 1964 Mr W E A Parker Manager MBM-Su64P55.jpg

1950 to 1950 Mr K P Weller joined the bank here MBM-Sp69P10.jpg

1950 to 1951 Mr D E Stevens OBE Manager MBM-Sp53P42.jpg

1952 to 1953 Mr B W Mayo joined the bank here MBM-Wi66P04.jpg

1962 to 1968 Mr A W Sheldrick Manager MBM-Sp68P06.jpg

1964 to 1965 Mr A T Fosten Pro Manager MBM-Wi65P03.jpg






Mr W E A Parker

Pro Manager

1948 to 1964

Mr K P Weller

Joined the Bank Here

1950 to 1950

Mr D E Stevens OBE

Assistant Manager

1950 to 1951

Mr B W Mayo

Joined the Bank Here

1952 to 1953

Mr A W Sheldrick


1962 to 1967

Mr A T Fosten

Pro Manager

1964 to 1965






1965 Mr RW Brown pro Manager MBM-Wi65P05.jpg

1967 Mr DD Staunton Manager MBM-Wi67P05.jpg






Mr R W Brown

Pro Manager


Mr D D Staunton


1967 onwards








Index Number and District:






11-10-60 London Moorgate

Full Branch

128 Moorgate London EC2

442 London

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

01 606 7968/9

Nightsafe Installed

Mr D D Staunton Manager

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London Moorgate 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 28 and 29.



London Marylebone Road

17 February 1938

12 December 1969

Opened by Martins Bank Limited

Closed and business transferred to Barclays 82 Finsbury Pavement

London Oxford Circus W1