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Halifax Commercial Bank

Hipperholme is opened in 1898 by the Halifax Commercial, a bank that merges with the Bank of Liverpool and Martins Limited in 1920.

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Whilst Martins Bank Magazine does not visit the branch, we have two short articles below, concerning the examination success of Graham White, and the retirement of Mr Broadley, who has, unfortunately, been compelled to relinquish his role as Clerk in Charge at Hipperholme due to long term health problems. 

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As well as this lovely exterior shot, we also have further images from the Barclays Collection that show the interior of the branch, after its 1960s modernisation.

In Service: 1898 until August 1994

1967 Hipperholme Exterior  BGA Ref 30-1320

Image © Barclays Ref: 0030-1320

Sadly, this means that dear old Hipperholme has had to move with the times and install bandit screens…

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1953 04 MBM.jpgOnce again, we have a very satisfactory list of successful candidates in this year’s Institute of Bankers’ Examinations to record, and we are well represented in the prize list, also.  In the Banking Diploma Examination Part II, Graham White of Hipperholme Branch won the Whitbread Diploma Prize for Finance of Foreign Trade and Foreign Exchange, and was also awarded the first of the two Lombard Association Prizes for the same subject.

1967 Hipperholme Interior 2 BGA Ref 30-1320

1960s  Hipperholme Interior 1 BGA Ref 30-1320

Image © Barclays Ref: 0030-1320

1966 03 MBM.jpg1952 to 1966 Mr B W Broadley Clerk in Charge MBM-Au66P54.jpgmr broadley, Clerk-in-Charge of Hipperholme branch, retired at the end of June for health reasons after 42 years' service. He had been away from the office on sick leave for some months and did not want any formalities on his retirement, but many friends subscribed towards a motor mower and sent their good wishes for a return to good health and many years of happy retirement. Apart from five years with H.M. Forces and four years at Wyke branch, followed by 14 years as Clerk-in-Charge at Hipperholme, Mr Broadley's banking life had been spent at Halifax branch.

1891 Mr Herbert Holt joined the bank here MBM-Au51P22.jpg

1942 to 1943 Miss Anne Shuttleworth Clerk in Charge MBM-Wi46P11.jpg

1952 to 1966 Mr B W Broadley Clerk in Charge MBM-Au66P54.jpg

1953 Mr Graham White MBM-Wi53P28.jpg

1966 to 1968 Mr R Wood Clerk in Charge MBM-Au66P03.jpg

1968 Mr T Thornton Clerk in Charge MBM-Au68P15.jpg






Mr Herbert Holt

Joined the Bank Here


Miss Anne Shuttleworth

Clerk in Charge

1942 to 1943

Mr B W Broadley

Clerk in Charge

1952 to 1966

Mr Graham White

On the Staff


Mr R Wood

Clerk in Charge

1966 to 1968

Mr T Thornton

Clerk in Charge

1968 onwards




Index Number and District:






11-69-40 Hipperholme

Self Accounting Sub to 11-27-40 Halifax

13 Leeds Road Hipperholme Halifax Yorkshire

626 Leeds

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Halifax 22125

Nightsafe installed

Mr T Thornton pro Manager

Higher Irlam


16 January 1920

3 January1928

15 December 1969

August 1994

Opened by the Halifax Commercial Banking Company

Bank of Liverpool and Martins Bank Limited

Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-41-02 Hipperholme