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Martins Bank 1928+

Whilst Martins Bank’s Branch at Leeds University does not survive the merger with Barclays, it does enjoy at least the best part of a decade, serving students.  The Bank issues leaflets for students at nearly all universities in England, and when a specific university branch of the bank is not on site, students are directed to nearby branches of the Bank.  Here, they can benefit from the friendly service and advice, that has been a hallmark of Martins Bank’s’ offering to students since Liverpool University Branch was first opened in 1958.

In Service: 1960 until 12 December 1969

Images © Martins Bank Archive Collections


Image © Martins Bank Archive Collections

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We know that Martins Staff like to tread the boards, and sing for their supper (see SONG AND DANCE) but it seems Martins Bank and broadcasting might also go hand in hand, as Leeds University Branch is not far from the BBC in Woodhouse Lane.  BRISTOL CLIFTON Branch is also close to the BBC Western Region studios. MANCHESTER HULME Branch is a stone’s throw from the Hulme Hipperdrome where some of the most iconic Radio Shows of the 40s 50s and 60s were made, and one Manager at Cardiff is no stranger to making radio and TV appearances both in English AND Welsh!

Image © Martins Bank Archive Collections

The Staff of Martins Bank is, of course multi-talented, so in 1965, it comes as no surprise to find that Mr D Greaves, who is Clerk in Charge at Leeds University Branch, is the focus of attention in Martins Bank Magazine when his achievements in the RAF voluntary reserve are recognised…


1965 01 MBM.jpgFlying High!

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Mr D E Greaves (Clerk in Charge, University, Leeds) has recently achieved the Air Efficiency Award in recognition of his service in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.  Mr Greaves, who is a Flight Lieutenant in the Intelligence branch of the R.A.F.V.R., has also been admitted to membership of the exclusive RAF 1,000 m.p.h. club.




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1966 Mr LM Hunt Clerk in Charge MBM-Au66P06.jpg

Mr D E Greaves

Clerk in Charge

1960 to 1966

Mr L M Hunt

Clerk in Charge

1966 onwards







Index Number and District:






11-79-80 Leeds University

Self accounting sub to 11-00-50 Leeds District Office

6 Blenheim Terrace Woodhouse Lane Leeds 2 Yorkshire

617 Leeds

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Leeds 34810

Nightsafe Installed

Mr L M Hunt Clerk in Charge


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Leeds 18 Park Row


12 December 1969

Opened by Martins Bank

Closed and business Transferred to Barclays 25 Blenheim Terrace

Leeds Vicar Lane