Bank in Kingsthorpe celebrates 50th anniversary with a party for customers

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The Lloyds Bank branch in Kingsthorpe, Northampton celebrated its 50th anniversary on Monday.

Branch staff threw a party for customers featuring a large birthday cake, balloons and decorations to celebrate the milestone.

Festivities also included a ‘now and then’ game, where customers were asked to match up baby and adult photos of all the branch staff.

Any customer donations received from the game went towards their chosen charity of the year, Alzheimer’s Society.

David Renshaw, bank manager at the Kingsthorpe branch, said: “It’s fantastic to be here to celebrate our 50th anniversary with our staff and customers. Our branch has always remained at the heart of the local community and it has been rewarding to see our relationships with customers and local organisations really flourish over the years.

“We are immensely proud of our commitment to helping the community, and as part of this we have recently raised £1600 through a sponsored charity walk for Alzheimer’s Society. We hope to hold more fantastic events like this in future.”

Lloyds Bank opened a branch on Harborough Road, Kingsthorpe in 1964. During the 1960s, Lloyds extended its branch network extensively, with more offices opened than in any period since the twenties.

In 1999 Kingsthorpe branch merged with former TSB branch at 64 Harborough Road, where it remains today.