Football fans get chance to see Premier League Trophy
Football fans in Banbury were given a treat on Monday when they were able to have their picture taken with the Barclays Premier League Trophy.
The iconic piece of silverware – which was won by Manchester City last season – was displayed in Barclays bank on Bridge Street throughout the day to celebrate the completion of the branch’s refurbishment, which took about two months.
Kimberley Gale, branch manager, said: “It was a great day and hundreds of people came along to enjoy the carnival atmosphere and look around the new branch.
“These premises allow us to deliver the great service our customers deserve and the investment in the branch confirms our commitment to the town centre in Banbury.”
A variety of different events took place throughout the day, including various performance artists putting on displays outside the store.
People were also able to walk in to the newly-designed branch and have their picture taken for free with the trophy.
Created for Barclays’ sponsorship of the trophy in 2004, the silverware stands at two feet five inches tall. Its total weight is about four stone and its design is based on the Three Lions of English Football, with two of them found above the handles. The third one represents the captain of the winning team.
Due to its value, the trophy is always flanked by two security guards as the main body is sterling silver and the crown is cast from 24-carat silver gilt. The base of the trophy is made from the green stone malachite.
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