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Martins Bank 1928+

Martins Bank�s Richmond branch is pictured here in 1940 � a grand and imposing enough building from the outside, the shape of it however requires something fairly imaginative on the INSIDE � including (really) strategically placed curtains. Sadly, this lovely Branch is not long in the hands of Barclays before it is closed. Friend of the Archive, Clinton Anderson, is sent to Richmond in 1967 and appointed Clerk in Charge of the new sub-Branch at KEW BRIDGE HOUSE.Here he tells us a little about Richmond Branch and some of the staff who worked there�

�I was at Richmond from immediately after Christmas 1967 until January 1971. During that time the manager was J. G. (Graham) Potter who was well known locally and was a J.P. He didn't live locally but at Norbury near Croydon. During my time the first chief clerk (I think he may have been titled Pro-manager) was Peter Thorogood and he was followed by Don Layzell. Overall, including the sub-branch, there were about 12 staff.

The branch was at 12 George Street and had a single imposing frontage. After it was closed in 1971/2 the building was taken over by Marks and Spencer next door. It must have had a preservation order on it so if you look at Google Maps with Street View� you can see the old frontage quite clearly in the middle of the Marks and Spencer� fa�ade�.

In Service: 13 October 1938 until 21 May 1971

Image � Barclays Ref 0030-2433

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Images � Barclays Ref 0030/2433

1938 to 1940 Mr F C Rouse MBM-Sp66P07.jpg

1949 to 1951 Mr R G Thackeray MBM-Sp67P06.jpg

1950 to 1953 Mr E A R Northam MBM-Su66P05.jpg

1962 to 1964 Mr A V Hayes-Allen MBM-Su64P03.jpg

1965 to 1968 Mr PR Thorogood limited authority MBM-Wi68P06.jpg

Mr F C Rouse

On the Staff

1938 to 1940

Mr R G Thackeray

On the Staff

1949 to 1951

Mr E A R Northam

On the Staff

1950 to 1953

Mr A V Hayes-Allen

On the Staff

1962 to 1964

Mr P R Thorogood

Limited Authority

1965 to 1968

 

 

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Title:

Type:

Address:

Index Number and District:

Hours:

 

Telephone:

Services:

Manager:

11-17-70 Richmond (Surrey)

Full Branch

12 George Street Richmond Surrey

446 London

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

01 940 4991 / 6960

Nightsafe Installed

Mr J G Potter TD Manager

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Rhyl 52 High Street

13 October 1938

15 December 1969

21 May 1971

Opened by Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Ltd 20-72-18 Richmond Surrey George St

Closed and business moved to 8 George Street

Richmond (Yorkshire)

 

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