It has been 50 years since the first ATM opened at a branch of Barclays in London. It was June 27, 1967 when one of six commissioned cash dispensers was installed in Enfield, North London. It was the brainchild of a Scottish inventor named John Shepherd-Barron and a British celebrity named Reg Varney was the first person ever to withdraw cash from the machine. And now, 50 years later, the world has close to 3 million such cash machines dispensing cash to billions of users. In order to mark the 50th anniversary of this feat, Barclays has done something special at the Enfield branch. They have transformed the ATM into gold and placed a red carpet in front for its users. They have also installed a commemorative plaque. CHECK OUT 20 years of Harry Potter: This free Harry Potter walking tour in London is every Potterheads dream come true! Also Read - Watch: Instead of Money, People Play Poker With Toilet Paper Rolls at London Club
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ATMs are a part of our daily life these days. While online transactions have become exceedingly popular, a lot of people still seem to prefer cash for their financial dealings. Over the past 50 years, ATMs have sprung up in every nook and corner of the globe. It is worth noting that the world’s most northern ATM is at Longyearbyen in Svalbard, Norway and its most southern ATM is at the McMurdo station located at the south pole. But it all started with the Barclays ATM in London’s Enfield. So, next time you are in London, do pay this cash machine (that is now golden) a visit. NOW SEE 15 beautiful photos of iconic London landmarks that you cant afford to miss! Also Read - Rishi Kapoor Posts Prayer in Favour of Kanika Kapoor-Yes Bank Founder Rana Kapoor, Says 'Kuch “Kapoor” Logon pe Time Bhaari Hai'
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