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Natwest Bank

There has been a bank on this site 68 Church Street on and off since the 1800s, in 1827 the Lancaster banking company took over the building which was previously occupied by the bank of Messrs Dilworth which closed on 10th Feb 1826. In 1870 the building now known as NatWest bank was built by the Lancaster banking company, this was done by a man named John Sanderson who was the company manager at that time. The bank was furnished by local firm Gillows and company.

In 1970 the National Westminster took over the building and they have remained here to this present day.


Gringotts Bank

Gringotts Wizarding Bank is the only bank of the wizarding world, it is owned and operated by goblins. It was created by a goblin called Gringott, in 1474. Its main offices are located around the North Side of Diagon Alley in London. It is thought to be the securest place in the wizarding world to keep valuable items, it is also where the exchange of muggle money to wizarding money is made. The goblins in Harry Potter are extremely clever, sensible and trustworthy, which is why they have remained the bankers of choice for hundreds of years. They are responsible for making sure all money and valuables are kept safe in special underground vaults. The bank is made of white marble and towers over the rest of the buildings, it’s also a split between Diagon alley and Knockturn alley. Inside the bank you’ll find cash desks and then a large track with carts to take wizards and witches down to their guarded vaults. The carts are driven by a goblin and go at extreme speed underground, hold onto your hats.

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