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Martins Bank 1928+

Wombles, tennis, and a branch of Martins Bank? It must be Wimbledon Common. Martins Bank opens for business in 1938 in this charming little building between two shops.  A certain prestigious tennis tournament at the nearby All England Club provides an opportunity for the Bank to open a sub branch on Centre Court, which has to be one of the most prestigious settings for a branch of ANY bank!

In Service: 21 April 1938 until 19 May 1972

Image © Barclays Ref 0030-3228

You can read more about the Bank’s involvement in the most famous two weeks of the year on our WIMBLEDON CENTRE COURT page.  There are no visits to Wimbledon Branch by Martins Bank Magazine, so If you can help with images and/or information about this or any of the other branches of Martins Bank, please do get in touch with us at the usual address [email protected].

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1945 to 1946 Mr B H E Clarkson MBM-Sp66P05.jpg

1946 to 1948 Mr A L Smith MBM-Su67P05.jpg

1947 Mr H Lumley MBM-Au61P12.jpg

1948 to 1950 Mr K A Sandy joined the bank here MBM-Su69P15.jpg






Mr F A Stafford


1938 to 1959

Mr B H E Clarkson

On the Staff

1945 to 1946

Mr R L Charlesworth

On the Staff

1945 to 1947

Mr A L Smith

On the Staff

1946 to 1948

Mr H Lumley

On the Staff

? to 1947

Mr K A Sandy

Joined the Bank Here

1948 to 1950

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1955 to 1958 Mr P D Gash MBM-Sp67P06.jpg

1961 to 1962 Mr N H Harvey MBM-Su64P05.jpg

1966 to 1968 Mr N Turner MBM-Su68P13.jpg






Mr P D Gash

On the Staff

1955 to 1958

Mr N H Harvey

On the Staff

1961 to 1962

Mr N Turner

On the Staff

1966 to 1968





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Index Number and District:






11-50-90 London Wimbledon Common

Full Branch

92 High Street Wimbledon Common London SW19

444 London

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

01 946 3180 & 3529

No Nightsafe Listed

Mr H M Aspley Manager



Wimbledon Common is included in Martins’ London Account Number Allocation, where Branches due for automation are given “significant  digits” to identify them at the London Computer Centre by account numbers issued. The Branch Customer Accounts will be identified by the significant digits 79.


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London Wimbledon Centre Court

21 April 1938

15 December 1969

19 May 1972

Opened by Martins Bank Lmited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-96-86 Wimbledon Common 92 High St


Long Preston (Yorkshire)