Next week, we’re celebrating 160 years of the Marsden. Join us from Monday 24 – Saturday 29 February for a week of birthday celebrations. We are proud to be Lancashire’s largest building society and this special occasion is the perfect opportunity to celebrate.
So where did it all begin? We were founded on 29 February 1860 in Nelson, Lancashire, after a group of local businessmen met to discuss the lack of suitable homes in the neighbourhood for its rapidly increasing population. They decided to set up the Great and Little Marsden Permanent Building Society (named after the suburbs of Nelson at the time).
The idea was simple – members would pay a monthly subscription to pool funds together and finance the building of homes for each other. This would attract more funding which would enable more houses to be built, and in turn, attract more members. 160 years later, the Marsden now has 8 branches across the region and over 40,000 members. We’ve helped customers to own their own homes and save for the future ever since we were founded. To help celebrate this achievement, we’d like to invite everyone to help us celebrate with drinks, nibbles, prize draws, and more at your local branch.
Rob Pheasey, our Chief Executive said, “As a Lancashire-based business, we’re proud, not only of our roots but how far we’ve come. We offer a range of products and services including savings, mortgages, home insurance and life planning, helping our members to plan for their financial future.
“Having maintained our mutual status throughout our history, 2020 gives us the perfect opportunity to celebrate our heritage and continue doing what we do best. From in-branch
celebrations to community initiatives, whether you’re new to the Marsden or a long-term member, we hope you’ll join us to celebrate this very special year.”
Have you heard about our ‘Give 160’ initiative? Colleagues from across the society are doing their bit to raise money throughout the year to help mark this special occasion. From cycling 160 kilometers in branch to baking 160 cakes, the money raised will go to our charity of the year, North West Blood Bikes.
Pop into your local Marsden branch from 24 – 29 February to join the celebrations. To find your local branch, visit www.themarsden.co.uk/find-a-branch/.
To learn more about the Marsden and how we could help you with savings, mortgages and more, call 01282 440500.