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Staff at a bank branch in St Albans celebrated its 100th anniversary over the weekend.

Dressed in period costume, staff threw a party for local customers with cakes, banners and balloons to celebrate the milestone at the Lloyds Bank branch in Chequer Street.

Any customer donations received from the occasion went towards Alzheimer’s Society, their chosen Charity of the Year.

Paul Sprigens, bank manager at the St Albans branch, said: "I have enjoyed celebrating our 100th anniversary with our staff and customers. Our branch in St Albans has a rich and varied heritage, and it’s amazing to think how much things have changed here in the last century. 

"The branch has always been at the heart of our local community, and this is something that we are immensely proud of as a team." 

Capital and Counties Bank was absorbed by Lloyds Bank in 1918. In August 1973, a cashpoint machine was installed at the St Albans branch, less than a year after the first ever Lloyds Bank cashpoint machine was launched at the Brentwood branch. 

In 1914 Capital & Counties Bank (est. 1877) opened a branch at 36 Chequer Street, St Albans.