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Bank of Liverpool

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Whilst working on special duties for Barclays at Walton Branch in the 1980s, our editor was told “park yer car by da footie field if yer don’t wonnit nicht” – useful information, and one which left a modest second-hand Austin Maestro free of theft and vandalism for a whole week!  The Bank of Liverpool opened Walton Branch some seven years after the foundation nearby of the world famous football club – St Botolph’s.  The later change of name to Everton FC was probably a smart move, as both the club, and the branch have been there ever since.  The photo dates from around the late 1940s, and in the full version further down this page, you can see evidence of tramwires and lines. For our feature we go back to 1965, and the retirement of Walton Branch Manager Mr Routledge

In Service: January 1885 until Friday 06 October 2017


Branch Images © Barclays Ref 0030-3055

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1965 01 MBM.jpg1960 to 1965 Mr H C  Routledge Manager MBM-Su65P55.jpgat the end of March Mr Routledge, Manager of Walton branch, retired after 44 years' service. A few days earlier some 40 present and former colleagues met at the branch to say farewell and, after being welcomed by the second-in-command, Mr F. Bush, they heard Mr I. Buchanan (Liverpool District General Manager) speak of Mr Routledge's career before handing him a cheque on behalf of subscribers with the good wishes of all for a happy retirement. Mr Routledge must have been extremely popular during his nine years in Liverpool Foreign branch, said Mr Buchanan, judging by the large number of 'ex-foreigners' present. His varied career, which included 4 years in H.M. Forces, had begun in 1921 and included three spells at Walton branch: the first as junior and the third as Manager since 1960. Mr Buchanan hoped that the quieter days ahead would bring an improvement in Mr Routledge's health. Mr Routledge, obviously affected by the occasion, made a brief speech of thanks and after Mrs Routledge had received a bouquet from Miss Jean Whittaker the company enjoyed the refreshments provided. His colleagues' cheque will be used to purchase something for the new home he intends to buy in Crosby where he will be pursuing his hobbies of photography and gardening.

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1904 to 1933 Mr W O Roberts Joined the service here MBM-Su46P17.jpg

1909 to 1910 Mr W H Rogers joined the bank here MBM-Su52P54.jpg

1914 to 1917 Mr E L Corkish joined the bank here MBM-Su55P51.jpg

1927 to 1935 Mr L G Clark MBM-Wi63P07.jpg

1937 to 1941 Mr J R Whittle Manager MBM-Sp48P41.jpg






Mr W O Roberts

Joined the bank here

1904 to 1933

Mr W H Rogers

Joined the bank here

1909 to 1910

Mr E L Corkish

Joined the bank here

1914 to 1917

Mr P B Pace

Joined the bank here

1915 to 1920

Mr L G Clark

On the Staff

1927 to 1935

Mr J R Whittle


1937 to 1941

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1941 approx Mr J R Hardcastle MBM-Su65P54.jpg

1941 to 1943 Mr I D Craig joined the bank here MBM-Wi64P08.jpg

1941 to 1956 Mr A T Freeman Manager MBM-Au56P49.jpg

1946 to 1948 Miss K M Pinfold joined thne bank here MBM-Au48P24.jpg

1946  to 1959 Mr L K Hyde Pro Manager MBM-Wi59P48.jpg






Mr J R Hardcastle

On the staff


Mr I D Craig

Joined the bank here

1941 to 1943

Mr A T Freeman


1941 to 1956

Mr J O Williams

Joined the bank here

1945 to 1945

Miss K M Pinfold

On the Staff

1946 to 1948

Mr L K Hyde

Pro Manager

1946 to 1959

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1949 to 1950 Mr W D Ambrose joined the bank here MBM-Sp65P07.jpg

1953 to 1959 Mr A H Jones Cashier MBM-Wi59P48.jpg

1956 to 1961 Mr F B Snaith Manager MBM-Sp66P58.jpg

1960 to 1965 Mr H C  Routledge Manager MBM-Su65P55.jpg

1961 Miss L Shennan Staff MBM-Sp61P35.jpg

1965 Mr AN Parry Manager MBM-Su65P05.jpg






Mr W D Ambrose

Joined the bank here

1949 to 1950

Mr A H Jones


1953 to 1959

Mr F B Snaith


1956 to 1960

Mr H C Routledge


1960 to 1965

Miss L Shennan

On the Staff


Mr A N Parry


1965 onwards

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1965 to 1967 Mr F Bush MBM-Sp67P06.jpg






Mr F Bush

On the Staff

1965 to 1967







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Index Number and District:






11-99-80 Liverpool Walton

Full Branch

2 County Road Walton Liverpool L4 3QJ

44 Liverpool

Mon to Fri 1000-1500

Saturday 0900-1130

AINtree 3149

Nightsafe Installed

Mr A N Parry Manager


Liverpool Victoria Street

January 1885

18 December 1918

3 January 1928

15 December 1969

Friday 06 October 2017

Bank of Liverpool

Bank of Liverpool and Martins

Martins Bank Limited

Barclays Bank Limited 20-50-96 Liverpool Walton

This Branch was closed permanently at 12 noon

Liverpool Wavertree