A town centre bank has officially re-opened its doors to the public.
Lloyds in King Street, South Shields welcomed back its customers this week after being closed down for an extensive refurbishment.
The bank was re-opened by the Mayor of South Tyneside Coun Richard Porthouse and his wife, Mayoress Patricia Porthouse.
The couple cut the ribbon before welcoming customers.
Branch manager, Joanne Hornsey, said: “The Mayor was delighted that Lloyds Bank had shown their commitment to remaining in King Street with the reopening of the branch following an extensive refurbishment.
“The feedback from customers has been fantastic today.
“Customers were impressed that we had listened to their requests to install an ATM inside the branch.
“It is an extra special occasion, during our 250th anniversary year and we are proud to continue serving our community as we have for over a century on this site.”