a sunny spot…
It looks as if the sun might
just be shining on Sunbridge Road today, and how convenient that you can
catch a bus to and from Martins Bank’s branch!
We don’t have much written material
for this branch, and only one staff image, so if you have memories of
Sunbridge Road, or worked there and we’ve forgotten you, please get in touch
at the usual address: [email protected].
In Service: Pre 1927 until 1942.
Re-opened 1956 until 14 August 1972
Image © Barclays Ref: 0030-0355
at the ready…
When the Second World War
begins, it is clear that many people will be called up to fight or help the
war effort. As the War progresses, the
demands of the Government’s Kennet Committee are such that it becomes
necessary for Martins Bank to “mothball” some of its smaller branches, and
occasionally some of the larger ones where there is duplication within a
large town or city. Many branches do
not re-open, amongst this number are Bradford Sunbridge Road, and Preston
Friargate. However, both are re-opened in 1956, eleven years after the end of
the Second World War. Advertisements like this one are taken out to inform
customers of the re-opening..
Image © Martins Bank Archive Collections
Images © Barclays Ref: 0030/0355
For a full list of the 83
British and International Banks trading in and
around Bradford in 1967/8,
please visit our BRADFORD TYRREL STREET page.