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From its creation in 1918, the Bank of Liverpool and Martins wastes no time in expanding the business of the Bank, and this includes areas which already might be considered to have a strong representation.A number of Branches in the Kentish towns on the edges of London were opened by the original Martin�s Private Bank, and throughout the ten year existience of the Bank of Liverpool and Martins, the portfolio of outlets in the county of Kent continues to grow.

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Farnborough Branch begins its life as a sub-Branch to Orpington. Both its listing, and arrival are announed in the Annual Report and Accounts of the Bank of Liverpool and Martins for 1925, as follows:


In Service: 16 February 1925 until 3 July 1992


Branch Images � Barclays Ref 0030-0974

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1925 Farnborough listing in ARA - MBA

Extracts from the Bank of Liverpool and Martins Bank Annual Report

and Accounts for 1925 � � Barclays

Later, Farnborough is one of a small number of Martins Bank�s Self Accounting sub-Branches to be placed under the control of Martins Bank�s London District Office, rather than that of another nearby Branch.The Branch is able to operate normally and offer a number of services, but major lending and some other decisions are probably referred to LDO for approval and sanction.Everyday work such as machine accounting and clearing will be carried out by the Branch.At the end of January 1967 it is time for us to say goodbye to Mr H Taylor who has been Clerk in Charge at Farnborough for 25 years�

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1967 01 MBM.jpg1942 to 1967 Mr E J Bennett Clerk in Charge MBM-Sp67P56.jpgOn January 26 about forty past and present colleagues were entertained to a cocktail party at Farnborough Branch to Mark the retirement of Mr E J Bennett.Presenting him with a wristwatch, and a book of signatures, Mr H Taylor referred to the time and energy Mr Bennet had devoted to his customers, and how he had earned their friendship and respect.Miss Pamela Jones presented Mrs Bennett with a bouquet.Eric Bennet commenced his career at 68 Lombard Street and moved to Sidcup as Second Man in 1934.After revocering from a serious illness he was appointed Clerk in Charge at Farnborough in 1942.Prior to his retirement, Mr Bennett was entertained to lunch at Lombard Street by the District General Manager.




1940 to 1940 Mr KF Postle MBM-Au64P05

1942 to 1967 Mr E J Bennett Clerk in Charge MBM-Sp67P56

1946 to 1946 Mr H W Francis MBM-Au59P41

1947 to 1948 Mr L St G A Braybon MBM-Wi58P29

1949 to x MBM-Wi65P05

1967 Mr FC Marsh pro Manager MBM-Sp67P07






Mr K F Postle

On the Staff

1940 to 1940

Mr E J Bennett

Clerk in Charge

1942 to 1967

Mr H W Francis

On the Staff

1946 to 1946

Mr L St G Braybon

On the Staff

1947 to 1948

Mr J S Ford

On the Staff

1949 to ?

Mr F C Marsh

Clerk in Charge

1967 onwards


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Index Number and District:






11-80-30 Farnborough

Self Accounting Sub to 11-00-10 London District Office

86 High Street Farnborough Orpington BR6 7BA Kent

417 London

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

Farnborough 52124

Nightsafe Installed

Mr F C Marsh pro Manager


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Exeter 6 Queen Street

16 February 1925

3 January 1928

15 December 1969

3 July 1992

Opened by the Bank of Liverpool and Martins

Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-31-02 Farnborough Kent High St