THE PLAQUE commemorating Enfield's cashpoint heritage is to be replaced on Thursday after being stolen in April.

The plaque, which was pinched from the wall of Barclays Bank at 20 The Town, commemorates the site of the world's first cash machine, which opened in 1967.

It will be unveiled on Thursday at 11am, while a new information panel has been installed in the branch. The Enfield branch was chosen because it had a cross section of customers, had space for the machine on the building and space in front of the building so that customers did not block the pavement.

The first person to withdraw money was TV comedy star and branch customer Reg Varney, who became the first person in the world to withdraw money from a cash machine.

Barclays Area Director Steve Rogers said: "Barclays has a history of innovation and we are very proud of the fact that the company was responsible for the world's first cash machine. I am really pleased with the historical panel which is now on display in the branch and I am sure customers will be fascinated to discover a bit more about Enfield's banking history."