PRINCIPALITY Building Society’s branch in Pwllheli town centre is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

The society opened its branch in the High Street in December 1968. To celebrate the anniversary staff greeted members of the public who came into the branch with birthday cake and a glass of fizz. They also gave them the opportunity to win a signed Welsh rugby shirt in a raffle.

Mike Jones, Chief Risk Officer at the building society, said: “For 50 years Principality has been building strong, loyal relationships with the community in Pwllheli. It’s really important for us to provide a trusted, face to face service for our customers, a service where they can readily get advice and support.”

Carol Bennett, Senior Branch Manager at Pwllheli, said: “The anniversary marks our dedication to the High Street here, and in towns across the whole of the country. While a number of financial institutions have chosen to withdraw branches from local communities in recent times, we’re more committed than ever to our high street branches.

The building society has more than 50,000 Members across North Wales, and more than 500,000 across Wales and England.