World's first cash machine
Event From 27/6/1967
In spite of the plaque's claim, there is evidence of a cash dispensing machine being used in Tokyo in 1966. The invention of the British version has been credited to John Shepherd-Barron of the printing firm De La Rue (who know a thing or two about money). The photograph on the right shows the actor Reg Varney making the first withdrawal. He was a local resident and had achieved some fame in the television series 'The Rag Trade', but went on to greater popularity in the sitcom 'On the Buses'.