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Martins Bank 1928+

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1928R.jpgThis is Martins Bank�s second Branch in Hanover Square openedin 1934 � areally nice example of the more traditional type of bank branch, a picture of strength and stability.All runs smoothly for the next thirty years or so, until the early 1960s when dirty cracks begin to appear on the walls of the building - and we don�t mean the written sort -It is time for drastic action resulting in a move to a newly designed branch next door at No 6 Hanover Square.

In Service: 1934 until 1964

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Image � Barclays Ref 0033/0256

There follows a delicate arrangement of building works, designed to keep the old building from falling down, and the new one from being affected by the unstable nature of its near neighbour.You can read more, and see the radical design of the new branch on our page for NO 6 HANOVER SQUARE.�� The sad deteriroration at number five is apparent from the following pictures:

Images � Martins Bank Archive Collections

Image � Barclays Ref 0033/0256

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To the left, the long shot image from the 1960s shows a building whose future is in doubt � it almost seems to be propped up by the buildings on either side, which is more or less what actually happened, and necessiated its complete removal and replacement.

Our thanks to Dave Baldwin and his trusty camera for the contemporary image of the building that is now known as 5 Hanover Square � a world away from the 1960s and changed beyond all recognition�

Image � Martins Bank Archive Collections: Dave Baldwin

1934 to 1935 Mr E Norman-Butler Pro Manager MBM-Sp49P05.jpg

1935 to 1938 Mr A H C Pickering pro manager MBM-Sp60P45.jpg

1937 to 1944 Mr W C Pitts signing auth from 1942 MBM-Su63P53.jpg

1947 to 1952 Mr B H E Clarkson MBM-Sp66P05.jpg






Mr E Norman-Butler

pro Manager

1934 to 1935

Mr A H C Pickering

Pro Manager

1935 to 1938

Mr W C Pitts

Signing Authority

1937 to 1944

Mr R J W Neale

Joined the Bank Here

1939 to 1939

Mr B H E Clarkson

On the Staff

1947 to 1952

Mr A O D J Best

Assistant Manager


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1950 to 1952 Mr A N L Broderick Pro Manager MBM-Wi64P05.jpg

1952 to 1953 Mr P A Cave joined the basnk here MBM-Su67P06.jpg

1954 Mr R B Thompson Manager MBM-Au54P48.jpg

1956 to 1957 Mr E Parkinson Assistant Manager MBM-Sp64P07.jpg






Mr L E Luchford


1948 to 1956

Mr D P Wilson

Joined the Bank Here

1949 to 1957

Mr A N L Broderick

Pro Manager

1950 to 1952

Mr P A Cave

Joined the Bank Here

1952 to 1953

Mr R B Thompson



Mr E Parkinson

Assistant Manager

1956 to 1957

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1956 to 1963 Mr B Graham MBM-Su67P04.jpg

1957 to 1960 Mr D E Brewis Assistant Manager MBM-Sp65P03.jpg

1960 Mr J Churchland MBM-Sp60P17.jpg

1960 to 1964  Mr A Taylor Assistant Manager MBM-Su64P03.jpg

1961 to 1961 Mr C C Willis MBM-Au67P04.jpg

1961 to 1964 Mr R Moore Pro Manager MBM-Sp64P06.jpg






MrB Graham

On the Staff

1956 to 1963

Mr D E Brewis

Assistant Manager

1957 to 1960

Mr J Churchland

On the staff


Mr A Taylor

Assistant Manager

1960 to 1964

Mr C C Willis

On the Staff

1961 onwards

Mr R Moore

Pro Manager

1961 to 1964

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1962 to 1966 Mr FC Rouse Ltd Auth then pro Manager MBM-Sp66P07.jpg






Mr F C Rouse

Limited Auth/Pro Manager 1962-66

Miss Hilary Clarke

On the Staff 1962-68

(Mrs H Gigg from 1965)

Mr Derek Gigg

Joined the Bank Here

1962 to 1963







Index Number and District:






11-32-40 London, Hanover Square

Full Branch

5 Hanover Square London W1

420 London

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

01 629 6333

Nightsafe Installed

Mr J Wilson Manager

London 80 Gracechurch Street



opened by Martins Bank Limited

Moved to 6 Hanover Square

London 6 Hanover Square