In praise of....Cash machines
Enfield ("London's top borough" as it is known to enthusiasts) wears its history casually. The town centre's row of Georgian houses is abutted by a bus depot. The local football team, which dates back to Queen Victoria, has just gone into liquidation. And Enfield's place in the history of consumer spending goes almost unnoticed by locals. Forty years ago today the world's first cash machine opened at the Barclays bank in the town market square.